10 children adopted by Sharon and Reed Leonard

Sharon and Reed Leonard, adopted 10 children from Ethiopia and China, 4 through disruptions. At least 6 of the children are alleged to have been forced to sleep ouside in calf hutchs, and were beaten with paddles, plastic pipes or metal rods. The children were homeschooled. 4 sibs were adopted via AAI from Layla House. The family moved from Wisc to Missouri in Nov 2008.
Date: 2009-09-01
Placement type: Adoption
Institution: Layla House
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes

Location

Neosho, Missouri
United States
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Obituary Donald Joseph Brancato (Sharon Leonard's father) [private note]2012-10-09
Prosecutor: Felony child-abuse charge likely to be reduced for Neosho woman2011-03-07
Newton County couple’s custody of 10 foreign children in jeopardy 2010-09-18
Sun Prairie Family Adopts 10 Children, Advocates For Adoption2008-11-03
ADOPTING WHEN OTHERS CANNOT2008-04-01
AAI | News & Info – Kids Helping Kids2006-04-01
Hope Reaches Africa2006-01-12
FAMILY A TRAILBLAZER IN VIRTUAL CHARTER SCHOOL2005-09-25
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An Ethiopian Adoption Story
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Reed Leonard

Reed Leonard is not only an abuser, he is a child molester. I am one of his victims. Keep these children safe by not allowing them to return to them. I will be following this story.

We have just purchased the place in November and found out this

We would like to know the history if possible just for peace of mind. We have been cleaning up the place and were very upset about this places past and want to make it right. We are so sorry for your pain and keep you in our prayers.

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