Couple’s adopted son, 12, molests their children after social worker hid his past offensesBy Mason White 11:14 AM October 20, 2014
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By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A family opened their home to a disadvantaged boy, only to have him molest their children.
The couple of Washington, is angry with the social worker who failed to disclose that their adoptive son had a tendency to molest children.
Trish and Steven, who did not give their last names, said that their adoptive son molested some of their six children.
When they reported the incident to the Department of Social and Health Services in Seattle, they learned of similar reports by previous foster homes.
The two filed a lawsuit against the department for lying to them and failing to disclose information, which put their own children at risk.
The couple’s seven children include three foster children and four biological children.
Trish said that she saw her 8-year-old son making inappropriate sexual gestures. When she asked him about it, the child admitted that he was doing what his 12-year-old brother did to him.
She then learned that the 12-year-old boy did the same to another child. The 12-year-old boy was convicted of sexual abuse, and was ordered to live in a separate home away from the other six children.
However, the couple and his parents were ordered to pay for his living expenses.
The Office of Children and Family Services admitted that the decision to put and keep this young man in the home with young children was unreasonable.
However, there is no turning back, since the couple officially adopted the boy. Steven and Trish cannot give up custody of the boy who molested their children.
The two said that they remain committed to raising all their children, including the 12-year-old boy.