Many people adopt for various reasons. Whether you can’t have a baby yourself or want to brighten the lives of children who are in foster care, it’s a momentous occasion. One man adopted a girl that no one really seemed to want. However, he loved her and cared for her through adulthood with no problems. Suddenly, things changed, and he was confused beyond belief. What happened to make the child un-adoptable? Was it something she did, or was it something to do with her lineage?
Dale Jefferson lived in St. Cloud, Minnesota. This single man turned 44 years old and decided that he wanted a child. Since he wasn’t married or dating, he jumped at the chance to adopt Lise Barber, a 6-year-old. No one else wished to adopt her, and this might be his only shot!
Dale was not sure why he was so set on it, but he also didn’t really care. He knew that he wanted to have a child and that this could be his only opportunity to make that happen. He later realized he should have been more careful. 28 years after the fact, he found out the painful truth.