A 14-year-old girl was forced to become pregnant by her adoptive mother in the UK after the woman was denied any further adoptions, a court learned several years after the horrifying abuse took place.
The 14-year-old girl was forced to get pregnant by her mother, an American “divorcee,” after the woman’s plans to add a fourth adopted child to the family didn’t pan out.
No parties in the case have been identified due to the nature of the abuse, but the girl is now older — and the shocking details of the situation were just made public after they were revealed in court.
Begging when the girl was a young teen, her mother began to obtain sperm samples from a Denmark-based company, Cryos International. One of the initial attempts was successful, but the girl suffered a miscarriage.
Despite the trauma, the 14-year-old was forced to become pregnant again, finally giving birth to a baby boy at the age of 17 in July of 2011. In her testimony, the teen said that she believed not objecting to the forced pregnancy would endear her mother to her, and she said of her feelings at the time:
“If I do this … maybe she will love me more … My mum is a very determined person and she does her best not to let anything get in her way if she wants it.”
The abuse, described by a judge as provoking “an abiding sense of disbelief that a parent could behave in such a wicked and selfish way towards a vulnerable child,” was only discovered upon the baby’s arrival — when midwives observed the woman interfering with her daughter’s attempts to breastfeed the baby as well as the teen’s reluctance to hand the child over to her mother.
The teen also testified that “feelings of gratitude for my adoption influenced how I behaved,” and her adoptive mother is serving a five-year prison sentence after she forced the 14-year-old to become pregnant. The ultimate custodial fate of the baby was not disclosed.