Mom Claims Adopted & Abandoned Child Is Actually 22-Year-Old Scammer With Dwarfism

September 25, 2019

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A mom from Indiana who's been charged with abandoning her adopted child claims that "child" is actually a 22-year-old scam artist with dwarfism who tried to kill her. Kristine Barnett says she and her ex-husband Michael were told Natalia Grace was 6 years old when they adopted her from Ukraine in 2010. But Barnett tells The Daily Mail that after adopting Natalia, "I saw her putting chemicals, bleach, Windex--something like that--in my coffee and I asked her, 'What are you doing?' She said, 'I am trying to poison you.'" Barnett adds, "Natalia was a woman. She had periods. She had adult teeth...She was jumping out of moving cars. She was smearing blood on mirrors. She was doing things you could never imagine a little child doing." Barnett also says, "The movie Orphan is exactly what happened." (In that 2009 horror flick, a "girl" tries to murder her family when it's revealed she is 33.) The Barnetts now face charges after allegedly moving to Canada in 2013 and leaving Natalia behind in an apartment.