UPDATE: Dwarf That Is Living As Child Has Been Found!
There's a 45 year old woman named Kristine Barnett in Lafayette, Indiana. And back in May of 2010, she and her 43 year old husband Michael Barnett agreed to an emergency adoption of a six-year-old girl from Ukraine named Natalia.
Well... in 2013, Kristine and Michael moved to Canada, and they left Natalia behind. BUT they say this isn't what it seems. They say they didn't abandon their 9 year old... they say they figured out their daughter was actually a 22 YEAR OLD DWARF who was POSING as a child! They also say she was a sociopath who tried to poison Kristine and push her into an electric fence, and once attacked a baby.
Natalia was in a psychiatric treatment facility, but a few years back, she left... and now, no one knew where she was... until now!
Natalia is now living with a Christian couple who consider her their 16 year old daughter... even though it sounds like they know she isn't a teenager. Antwon and Cynthia Mans, seem to have entered Natalia’s life between 2013 and 2016, and applied to become her legal guardians... but they they withdrew the petition when the court upheld an earlier ruling that Natalia was born in 1989 and not 2003.
This story continues to get stranger and stranger.
Oh, by the way, if all of this sounds like a movie.... the horror movie "Orphan" from 2009 featured this exact scenario.