Submitted by silent1 on Tue, 2013-09-10 12:53.
Adopted from Guangdong China at age 12 in 1999 by Mike and Patty McLaughlin of Largo, Florida. McLaughlins had 4 other children (2 adopted, 2 bio). and homeschooled Nora. Nora's leg had been crippled by polio so she wore a brace. Slightly over a year later, at age 14, she was driven to Tennessee by her adoptive father to live with Tom and Debra Schmitz. Schmitz' later adopted her. She was with that family 3 years before authorities removed the all children from the home due to child abuse.(As a young adult, she lived with the Gateley family and took their name.)
Organizations: probably Harrah Family Services or TediBear Adoptions
See map: Google Maps