A dwarf from Ukraine pretended to be a child and threatened to kill her adoptive family

A dwarf from Ukraine pretended to be a child and threatened to kill her adoptive family

May 29 on Investigation TV channel Discovery will release a three-part documentary, “The Curious Case of Natalia Grace.” In the trailer for it, the adoptive father of a dwarf from Ukraine sobs and slams his hands on the floor, claiming that his family was deceived and he himself was a victim. The adopted daughter with pathologies of skeletal development turned out to be not a child, but an adult woman. Read today in the magazine USA.ONE:

A dwarf from Ukraine threatened to kill the family that sheltered her

The problems began almost immediately after the adoption of the "girl".

Who is Natalia Grace really? A dwarf from Ukraine pretended to be a child and threatened to kill her adoptive family

Michael Barnett vomits and rushes , telling the camera the horrors his family had to go through. With his wife Christina, he adopted Natalya on April 26, 2010, believing that he was taking home a 6-year-old child. A year later, the couple suspected something was wrong. The "girl" She was menstruating, had teeth like an adult, and she didn’t at all feel like playing with other children. In addition, she began to behave aggressively.

In 2012, the Barnetts went to court, which ruled that Natalia Grace was not 9 years old, but 23 years old. And she was born not in 2003, as stated, but in 1989. In addition to bone problems that caused difficulty breathing and walking, she was also diagnosed with mental disorders. Having settled with her adoptive parents in Indiana, the Ukrainian woman began to threaten to kill their biological children — three sons.

"She tried to poison and kill my wife," — Michael complains in the trailer for the upcoming film. "And one day I woke up and saw Natalya standing by my bed with a knife in her hands!"

A dwarf from Ukraine pretended to be a child and threatened to kill her adoptive family

According to one of the couple's sons, Jake, he did not feel safe next to his "sister". The parents decided to leave for Canada, where their son was supposed to go to college, and leave Grace in Indiana, renting her an apartment and leaving her coupons for buying groceries. Natalya contacted the police and upon returning to the USA, Michael and Christina were arrested for leaving the "child" to the mercy of fate.

In their defense, the couple said that they were deceived and became victims of a sociopathic Ukrainian woman. The dwarf had to take care of herself for 3 years, despite the fact that she had problems with walking. Despite the official change of documents, according to which Natalya was an adult, authorities blamed the Barnetts because, as a dwarf, she was highly dependent on their care. This is where all the details of her behavior in the foster family emerged.

"We were afraid to fall asleep because Natalya stood over us with a knife at night. We hid all sharp objects from her. One day I noticed her putting bleach in my coffee and asked her what she was doing? To which she replied: “I’m trying to poison you,” complains Christina Barnett. "Once Natalya pushed me onto an electric fence. The media is trying to make me look bad for treating a child this way, but the point is that there is no child."

A dwarf from Ukraine pretended to be a child and threatened to kill her adoptive family

Over the years of living in the family, the adopted Ukrainian woman more than once painted a scene of killing all the members, and then said that she would wrap their bodies in blankets and bury them in the garden. She could jump out of the car while it was moving, smear blood on the mirrors and do things that a small innocent child could not do. For example, the dwarf placed pins on the stairs with the needles facing up so that someone would step on them and get hurt.

Doctors confirmed that Natalia Grace had a severe psychological disorder that only occurs in adults. They told the Barnetts that their daughter was a sociopath and a danger to them. In the end, all charges were dropped against the adoptive parents. Natalya herself denied all the accusations against her and insisted that she did not do anything that she was accused of.

Meanwhile, journalists found the girl’s natural mother. Anna Gava lives in Nikolaev. Immediately after the birth of her daughter, she divorced her husband, and gave the girl to an orphanage, because she was born with severe disabilities, and the woman already had a 4-year-old daughter in her arms. Anna claims that she gave birth to Natalya on September 4, 2003.

A dwarf from Ukraine pretended to be a child and threatened to kill her adoptive family

The girl is well remembered in the Nikolaev orphanage, where her photos are still kept. According to the head doctor of the regional orphanage, Olga Litvinova, everyone loved Natalya very much, she was a kind girl and they always braided her hair. She was also being prepared for bone surgery when a family from the United States showed up ready to adopt her. Experts believe that the child’s documents were deliberately changed so that he would have a chance of adoption.

Natalia’s mother feels guilty before her and is ready to accept her daughter in Ukraine. "I will take care of her and ask her forgiveness," — says Anna Gava. But "orphan" is in no hurry to return home. With the help of Christina Barnett, she earned her high school diploma and briefly studied cosmetology. In 2014, the girl was evicted from her apartment for non-payment, and then she disappeared from view. Now Natalia Grace lives in the family of American pastor Antwon Munsey, and her former adoptive parents are worried that the new family is now in danger.

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