Jennifer McDuffle-Moore, 43, and her husband, Harry Moore, 37, were accused of kidnapping their adopted 3-year-old twin boys.
An accuser threatened to call the cops when their sons had a tantrum at a playground, according to a report. Jennifer, 43, who co-owns a child care program, and Harry, a mechanic, described racist episodes they have experienced as the black parents of white children. “A month ago, we were playing at the playground and the twins didn’t want to go home. A lady had been watching us playing and when one of the twins had a tantrum, she told me she was going to call the police,” Jennifer told SWNS.
“I scooped the kids up, and she thought I was stealing them. One of the twins said, ‘No, that’s my mom!’ I don’t want to justify it because people should mind their own business,” she said. The couple also said they have been pulled over by police while driving in their minivan. In one episode, a cop interrogated them about two white foster girls in the vehicle.
“We were coming back from a family outing from Delaware, and we got pulled over,” Jennifer told SWNS. “We had our children and two little strawberry blond girls who we were fostering with us, and the first thing the cops asked my husband was, ‘Whose kids are those?’ And he wasn’t kind about it,” she said. Harry said the officer claimed he had pulled them over because the minivan’s windows were too dark. “But we knew why he pulled us over,” he said, implying racial discrimination.
The 3-year-olds, Brayden and Trevor, were separated at birth from their mother, who suffered from drug addiction, South West News Service reported. “They were born with a drug in their systems and so they are medically needy with developmental delays and speech and language issues,” she said. Two years later, the Moore’s adopted them and the children joined their biological children, Joy, 21, and Kourtney, 11, and their other two adopted children, Keenan, 10, and Sanchez, 8, according to the news outlet.
The parents said they first experienced the racial challenges when they adopted Keenan, who is also white, in 2016, but it grew more intense after George Floyd’s death and the protests that followed. “Even doing the paperwork, there are a lot of questions about our ability to foster children who are white. It took us 2,695 days to adopt Keenan because we are black,” she said.
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