Some people aren’t meant to be parents.
An American woman living in the U.K was so desperate for a fourth child that she forced her 14-year-old daughter to get pregnant for her.
The woman in question — who has not been identified — had apparently already adopted three children but confidential court records reveal she had been denied any further adoptions. So, crestfallen over the fact that she couldn’t have another kid, the sterile mother forced her adopted daughter to inseminate herself so the daughter could get pregnant with a baby whom the mom would bring up as her own.
A British judge said that the woman prepared syringes of donated sperm she purchased “via the Internet.” Although the 14-year-old suffered a miscarriage, the mother made six more attempts with the donated sperm and the girl finally gave birth at the age of 17. The mother — who was hoping for a girl — had the teen drink concoctions of vinegar and lemon juice and forced her to adhere to a special diet in the hopes of influencing the gender of the child.
But the mother’s plan was thwarted by her own odd behavior after the baby’s birth.
The midwives at the hospital where the baby was born in 2011 became alarmed by the the woman in question. Although her daughter wanted to breastfeed the baby, her mother said: “We don’t want any of that attachment thing.” Hospital then alerted authorities and the children were taken into foster care.
The mother is now serving a five-year jail term for child cruelty.
The daughter, who according to News Max had no friends her own age, later told investigators she was “shocked, pretty shocked” when her mother first asked her to get pregnant. But the teen told authorities, “If I do this … maybe she will love me more.” In agreeing to inseminate herself, she said, “feelings of gratitude for my adoption influenced how I behaved.”
This shocking story comes in light of another incident coming from Maryland where a mother forced her 14-year-old daughter to have sex with a 44-year-old man to pay off a $5,000 debt, reports the Daily Mail.
Seriously, some people aren’t meant to be parents.