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This story really twists my gut and makes my head spin with possibilities.
If this child was found to be the biological child of those she was found with (dna testing proved she was not related to them) then this story could open up a discrimination can of worms, sort of like the story we chatted about (click here for it) the blond beggar girl found in Mexico. In that discussion I asked,
What would you do? Would you alert someone if you saw a child that didn't favor their parents or the majority of the surrounding population in fear they were a victim of kidnapping?
In that story there was an uproar for not understanding genetic traits can unassumingly pop up, as that child was with her biological family.
This new Greece story is definitely the other side of the coin. When I read the below link, I couldn't help but hope it was Madeleine McCann, but the age of the girl found wasn't right.
I hope this young girl has a loving family looking for her and they can be reunited.
I wouldn't alert authorities if I saw a child that did not resemble their parents. My oldest daughter has very blonde hair, and bright blue eyes. She is very fair skinned. Our five month old has black hair and hazel eyes. I am white and my husband is Puerto Rican and Italian, so he has black hair and brown eyes. I have brown hair and green eyes.
I read the Madeleine McCann story on Wikipedia, it broke my heart. I don't know how I have never heard of that story until now. Probably because there are so many stories like this... which breaks my heart even more!
They found the little girl's birth parents.
I'm impressed this case was solved relatively quickly.
And it looks like the girl's informal adoptive parents could have been telling the truth, she was given to them by the birth mother because she could not afford to care for the girl.
In another strange twist, the parents of this blond girl are dark skinned Bulgarian Romas that are reported to have nine other children, four of them being fair skinned with light hair and eyes like the mystery girl.
This is just proof people of darker color can have light skinned children.
At this point, who do you think should have "Maria"? Should she go back to the family that likely gave her up and live in extreme poverty with them? Should she go back to the parents that adopted her illegally? Should she be put up for adoption?