For someone who was only there for ‘moral support’ there is hardly a detail of this adoption that doesn’t include Lupita in it.
Follow the Tiffany & Co. jewelry, straight to Lupita.
Follow the plane ticket to the baby shower, straight to Lupita.
Follow the phone calls to and from the adoption agency, doctor’s office, adoptive couple, straight to and from Lupita.
Who went and had dinner with her husband and the couple to make arrangements without my sister even present, Lupita.
Who kept the newborn items from the hospital yet wrote ‘return to sender’ on outstanding medical bills that arrived at her home in my sister’s name (which remain outstanding), Lupita.
Who wrote a list of ‘life-to-dos’ for my sister, Lupita.
Who deliberately ignored my sisters request for our dad at the hospital and promptly called the couple informing them that ‘their’ baby was on the way, Lupita.
Who used her attorney friend to push this adoption through in 28 days, who set up and was present for the few meetings that took place and helped answer questions, Lupita.
Who was the interstate compact faxed to at Elliot County Courthouse for my sister to sign, Lupita.
Who went with her husband to see my niece off for the last time, Lupita .
Who kicked my sister out of her house immediately after my niece was born and gone, Lupita .
Who called my sister 34 times in the 28 days it took to set this all up, then not at all after my niece was gone, Lupita.
Lupita. Lupita. Lupita. Lupita. Lupita .
Obviously she has major involvement in this adoption, yet she and Elliot County act as if she just blends in with no significance.
As if our family hadn’t been through enough, here comes Lupita and her bogus restraining order. More of her lies and manipulation that would work out in her favor, courtesy of the ‘justice system’ that allowed her and helped her get away with this crime in the first place. Elliot County Courthouses’ involvement in the adoption because of Lupita. Lake Tahoe granted a restraining order that should have never been signed off on, lies by Lupita.
After finding out about her involvement in this adoption, our family was in shock and disbelief. How could this woman we trusted have done such a despicable thing? Our hearts were absolutely broken at the thought of our baby being sold away by Lupita and being raised by strangers. We didn’t know where to go, what to do, how to deal with such an extreme disaster. We never came up with a battle plan for such a thing.
My dad, like the rest of us, was in such a state of despair, overcome by grief. Since we own the home across the street from Lupita’s, or shall I now say, Lupita’s former home, my dad had to get out what he felt. He stood in our driveway, screaming between tears, all the things he wanted to say. He never threatened her, he just spoke from his heart. Hurt and anger, which any father would feel, came out. After all, she did not only facilitate the adoption, she profited from it. My niece was worth nothing to her, which is why she was capable of selling her off for the things she got in exchange for her. Accepting anything in exchange for a child is baby-selling, just to be clear.
Lupita calls the police, not wanting to hear the truth being told about her, then here comes Elliot County Police. They have the audacity to haul my dad away for ‘disturbing the peace’ which I still cannot believe.
Not long after that, we get papers saying that Lupita was filing a restraining order for her ‘safety.’
Lupita, you sold our baby away and we can’t even shout the pain out of our broken hearts?
There were no threats, and it took every amount of restraint we had to not do something that would make everything worse.
She even added another neighbor’s name on the restraining order that we didn’t even know who she was, we thought she was someone related to Lupita, until we put it together that the woman was another neighbor and just so happened to be Lupita’s ‘witness.’ SHE LIED.
My dad was ordered to stay away from OUR house, and couldn’t have any contact with Lupita. We were in the middle of trying to get our baby back home, there was no way we going to do anything to jeopardize that. Then one night out of the blue as my dad was trying to book me a trip online, Elliot County sheriff’s came to arrest my dad because Lupita called and said he was at our house. SHE LIED.
As God as my witness, my dad was nowhere near our own house. My uncle, who is practically my dad’s twin was actually living there at the time. So this lying, manipulating, baby-seller named Lupita, had the nerve to call the police and have my dad arrested. So my dad was cuffed like a criminal, in front of my little brother, who was 11 at the time, and taken away. We were mere days away from the hearing to extend or dismiss the restraining order, as if my dad couldn’t restrain himself for a few more days. What would he even need to be at our home for other than to visit his brother, who easily would have come to our other home if they needed to see each other that badly. What a coincidence that my dad was in ‘violation’ just days away from the hearing. That is absolutely ridiculous! After everything she did, my dad couldn’t even go to our own home, unbelievable.
I called the judge, who already knew what was going on, and he had my dad released immediately. I was so upset that I didn’t even care about the trip he was about to book for me at the time, and I didn’t end up going anywhere until years later.
We had to get the case transferred from Elliot County to a nearby courthouse, knowing my dad and our family would never get a fair trial there. Well turns out, there was no justice there either. The judge saw Lupita and said, ‘I know you, you’re a nice person.’ Case closed. Our family was so certain my dad was no where even near our street that we filed a countersuit for the distress. But once again, Lupita and her connections made her invincible. But what goes around, comes around, and Lupita ended up selling her home recently and now lives in a mobile home park, without her husband. Ironic that she now stays away.
We are still dumbfounded that she could do anything like this and still be able to sleep at night. Immoral, unethical, and just plain wrong. She was a disaster that we have had to survive. Elliot County refuses to investigate, in my opinion, because they know she’s wrong and they would be held liable. But you reap what you sow and I believe she is not exempt from God’s judgment. Every time I start to feel upset about it, I just think ‘vengeance is Mine says the Lord’ and I know He will deal with her accordingly.
All that being said, I am defending my dad because I know he was telling the truth. As a family, we were trying to do everything by the book, the right way so we could bring our baby home. He doesn’t deserve to have his name tarnished because of a malicious lie. I don’t want my niece, to think her grandfather was in the wrong. He was so overwhelmed with grief that yes, he had to shout it out. Can you blame him? What would you do if you were faced with such an ordeal?
This restraining order was just something to distract attention from the real issue at hand: Lupita’s involvement in this secret adoption. My dad never threatened her and he never violated any restraining order. This is just another way our family was victimized. My dad was innocent.