Monday, January 05, 2009

Missing Boy’s Brother Talks of Abuse, and KWCH Speaks With SRS Regarding the Adoption Process

Adam Herrman's adopted brother speaks with KWCH in Kansas.....

In the interview, he mentions calling the police once regarding the abuse he states Adam was subjected to by his adoptive parents, but by the time the police came he told them he was lying.

He was 9 years old at the time.

In other news, KWCH spoke with SRS in Topeka. While they could not comment on adoptive parents Doug and Valerie Herrman, they did provide the following....

We learned adoptive parents go through an extensive background check. However, once an adoption is finalized, the state is out of the picture.

That all changes if money is involved. Many adoptive families in Kansas receive Medicaid to help them raise a special needs child. Those children with significant medical, emotional or developmental needs.

The state and parents come to an agreement prior to the adoption.

The assistance can be a one-time payment or reoccuring. If it's the latter, Medicaid requires the parents submit an annual written report to verify the money is still needed.

Their word is Medicaid's only source. They never go in person to check.

So how does this apply to Adam Herrman? According to family, his adoptive parents received state assistance, possibly thousands of dollars. Right now we don't know why.

3 complaints from ingrates:

Mia January 5, 2009 at 9:07 PM  

How daft of the police. I swear. Makes me so freaking ANGRY!

Amyadoptee January 6, 2009 at 7:51 PM  

I posted about this with a link to you. I also put a picture of him on my blog. Hopefully between all of us we can help find him.

Denise Emanuel Clemen January 7, 2009 at 12:27 AM  

Your coverage of these news items is really good.
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