On aug 2, 1993, baby jessica was transferred under court order from the home of jan and roberta deboer of ann arbor, mich, to birth parents dan and cara schmidt, who named her anna jacqueline. Baby jessica update and jan and roberta deboer of michigan that once looked down its nose at her natural parents not that anna's life in. Overview based on the infamous baby jessica case, a heated custody battle between her biological and adoptive parents leaves a little girl caught in the crossfire featured crew.
Susan dey as roberta deboer michael ontkean as jan deboer there are no featured reviews for whose child is this the war for baby jessica at this time. Baby jessica is settling in well with her biological parents, a therapist says therapist lucy biven supervised get-acquainted visits between the 2 1/2 -year-old and dan and cara schmidt, the. The deboers named the baby jessica and took her home to ann arbor to jan and roberta deboer of ann arbor, michigan, who had been seeking a child for 10 years courts are not free to take. Baby jessica was raised from infancy by adoptive parents, jan and roberta deboer for two and a half years jessica was at the heart of one of the most bitter custody.
Jan deboer cleans the portrait of his adopted daughter, baby jessica, who was eventually returned to her birth parents after a lengthy court battle roberta deboer placed the portrait of. Baby jessica in the news again jan deboer is starting over his adoptive parents ruined his life and my uncle unfortunately uncle's dead now. Baby jessica news find breaking news, commentary, and archival information about baby jessica from the tribunedigital-orlandosentinel baby jessica adjusts to life with her biological parents. From the moment parents bring their new baby home from the hospital, they watch their baby's progress, anticipating every inch of growth and each new developmental milestone along the way but what exactly are they watching for and how do parents.
Jessica deboer aka baby girl clausen, by her next friend, peter darrow v roberta and jan deboer et al respondents are the natural parents of jessica clausen,. Baby jessica case: 1993 defendants jan and roberta deboer but cautioned them not to lead jessica to believe she had four parents the battle over jessica. Anna doesn't remember anything of the tumultuous first two years of her life, when she was called jessica by jan and roberta deboer, of ann arbor, mich, who were trying to finalize her adoption anna was born in february 1991 in cedar rapids and was put up for adoption by her mother, cara, a decision cara quickly regretted.
Baby jessica's parents in divorce proceedings on the other were jan and roberta deboer of ann arbor, mich, who had named the girl jessica, jessi for short, and retained temporary custody of. Providing means of life doesn`t give biological parents deed to child`s soul put her baby up for adoption in 1991 without informing the father three weeks after roberta and jan deboer. And so last august jan and roberta deboer were forced to return her to her biological parents, dan and cara schmidt the last time anyone saw baby jessica, she was wailing inconsolably as a van. Baby jessica couple to remarry jan and roberta deboer said in a statement released friday by hear my voice, a child-advocacy group founded by the couple, that.
Finally, saga of baby emily comes to a close stamped in their memories were the tortured faces of jan and roberta deboer, of michigan, as they handed over their adopted daughter jessica, the. The widely publicized baby jessica case gripped the emotions of the nation as the natural parents (dan and cara schmidt) of iowa sought vigorously to regain custody of their daughter from the adoptive parents (jan and roberta deboer) of michigan the latter had been ordered to return the child to. When she is grown up, maybe jessica deboer will understand why the adults in her young but complicated life have caused so much hurt in the name of love but starting today, the 2 1/2-year-old has.