exposing the dark side of adoption
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James Clemons and Michael Clemons

1988 Oct 30


Sally Clemons
Catholic Charities, Baltimore Adoption Counseling Organization and Resource Network (ACORN)
Jamie, 5 and Michael, 8 were killed in a fire started by their 15 yr old adopted brother Jacob S. Clemons, who was born in South Korea. The Clemons family had 15 adopted and 1 bio child. Many of the adopted children had special needs and were from South America or Asia. Jacob, who had cerebral palsy and was blind in one eye was abused at a respite home in Pennsylvania. He said he started the fire in a suicide attempt.


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