Emily Fuqui Svenningsen and Eric Svenningsen

Emily adopted from China in 1996 by multimillionaires John and Christine Svenningsen was disrupted in 2004 after because she 'was a difficult child and unable to bond with the family'.
Father John had died of cancer in 1997.
Eric adopted from China around 1997 by then widow Christine was disrupted shortly after 'because she couldn't handle 7 children'.
Svenningsens had 5 bio children, the last who was born shortly after Emily was adopted.

In December 2003, Christine placed Emily at the Devereux Glenholme School based upon a diagnosis of reactive attachment disorder. The staff at Devereux did not concur with that diagnosis.

Emily was adopted again in 2006 by teachers at Devereux Glenholme School. Eric was adopted again by a NJ family shortly after disruption.
Date: 1997-01-01

Agencies involved

Organizations: Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children, Spence-Chapin agency took custody at disruption and may have been the placing agency


Westchester, New York
United States
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