Abused adoptees abuse cases



Swarbrick siblings

3 male adoptees sexually abused other adopted siblings 1993 until 2001. Jodi and Jim Swarbrick adopted 30 special needs children from Asia, South America and USA (foster care and disrupted international) . The parents divorced in 2000 and the abuse was uncovered in 2004. Seven minor children were removed from the home at that time.
Date: 2005-01-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse, Non-lethal neglect
Abuser: Adopted sibling
Disabilities: yes

Location

Cedar Falls, Iowa
United States
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Three children adopted by Jim and Paige Nachtigal

A 15-year-old girl,  an 11-year-old boy, an 11-year-old girl, adopted by Jim and Paige Nachtigal,  were beaten, starved, and tortured by their adoptive parents,  The children were taken out of public school in 2014 to be homeschooled.
Date: 2016-02-16
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Foster mother
Home schooling: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Location

North Newton, Kansas
United States
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Boy adopted by Tara McNeill Palajac

12-year-old boy adopted by Tara McNeill Palajac was drowned in a bathtub by his adoptive mother.
Date: 2016-01-08
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Santa Clara, California
United States
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Girl adopted by Eugenio and Victoria Erquiaga

12-year-old girl adopted by Eugenio and Victoria Erquiaga was regularly locked n a playhouse in a loft area of the home, and her hands were regularly restrained with zip locks.
Date: 2016-01-06
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Sarasota, Florida
United States
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Child adopted by couple from Medina, Ohio

A child adopted by a couple from Medina, Ohio, was killed in a murder suicide.
Date: 2015-09-19
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Undetermined
Disabilities: yes

Location

Medina, Ohio
United States
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Girl adopted by couple from Wichita, Ka

A girl adopted by a couple from Wichita, Ka, was physically abused by her adoptive parents.
Date: 2014-03-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Wichita, Kansas
United States
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Boy adopted by Patrick Michael Anderson

A boy adopted by Patrick Michael Anderson was sexually abused by his adoptive father.
Date: 2015-06-28
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Corona, California
United States
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Two girls adopted by Stephen Darrell Taylor

Two girls adopted by Stephen Darrell Taylor and his wife, were sexually abused by their adoptive father.
Date: 2008-01-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Placement

Location

Yucaipa, California
United States
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C.T. Wilson

Charles County, Md delegate, C.T. Wilson was sexually and physically abused by his adoptive father.
Date: 1978-01-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

United States

Jenica Randazzo



9-year-old girl, adopted by her grand parents, Ernesto and Angela Rios, was beaten to death by her mentally ill uncle, Jason Rios, who lived at the same house.

State law prevented case workers to ask questions about Jason Rios' mental illness.
Date: 2015-02-05
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Other family member

Placement

Organizations: Eckerd Community Alternatives

Location

New Port Richey, Florida
United States
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Boy adopted by Kimberly Durlin

14-year-old boy adopted by Kimberly Durlin was sexually abused by his adoptive mother. Durlin expressed that the sexual abuse started in an attempt to bond with her adopted son. According to news reports, when the detective contacted the boy's adopted father for a follow-up interview, the man allegedly told the officer that he didn't want to hear any more details about the case and said he planned on giving up his parental rights.
Date: 2015-04-11
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Rathdrum, Idaho
United States
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Girl adopted by Roberta and Joseph Shane

9-year-old girl, adopted by Roberta and Joseph Shane, was locked into a garage for extended periods of time.
Date: 2014-04-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Casper, Wyoming
United States
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Three children adopted by Jacqueline Ferguson

Three children adopted by Jacqueline Ferguson, were systematically beaten by their adoptive mother. There were already signs of abuse prior to the adoption, but nothing was done.
Date: 2015-03-23
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Lonoke County, Arkansas
United States
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Boy adopted by Eric and Angela Corcoran

16-year-old boy adopted by Eric and Angela Corcoran was kept locked in the basement
Date: 2015-03-16
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Deerfield, Michigan
United States
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Girl adopted by Douglas and Kim Sherman

15-year-old girl, adopted by Douglas and Kim Sherman was forced to live in a shed at the rear of the house. She was also beaten regularly.
Date: 2014-09-11
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Bloom Township, Ohio
United States
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