- Dec 23, 2008
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The link says prostitution was legalized in Germany in 2002. Plus as a US citizen in Germany on a military base, she would be under military rules, not German law correct?
Perhaps she was in trouble for a number of things including prostitution which caused her to be sent back to the states. Maybe her DH found out what she was doing and was divorcing her so she was sent back?
The link at Matt Birkbecks site ( wordpress link ) says JH had returned to Texas when the birth family inquired about Rhonda's where abouts.
I am just not following how the birth mother or her family knew or learned anything of the adoptive parents if this adoption went through proper channels. I have a niece that was adopted about 5 years prior to this alleged adoption. Her birth parents were given no details of the adoption, and that was to protect the adoptive parents rights once the adoption went through. It sounds more plausible to me that little Rhonda's adoption was far more casual, and not necessarily a "by the books" adoption. Is it possible Rhonda was simply sold to the other couple with little in the way of legal representation for either bio parents or the adoptive parents? Naturally if the adoptive parents and bio father are still living, and this story of Rhonda being Sharon turns out to be true, then some LEOs are going to come knocking on doors, and those people had better have the right answers and documentation to back up that this was indeed a legal adoption. On top of that, the adoptive parents are going to have to answer to having passed this child off to a 3rd. party--FDF, if true. I don't think it's legal to either give away or sell a child in this country.
Also, I can't understand military having any say so in an adoptive parent giving up a child that had been legally adopted, civil matter, unless the mother was court-marshalled, and the child removed from the home.
Edited to add that I now see that the adoptive mother was not in the military herself, and was only living on a base in Germany because her husband was stationed there. Have I got that right?