Adoption War Between White and Black Mothers
Anna Kopo now wants the girl back that she gave up for adoption in 2009, tearing the heart out of Deborah Kirsten-Mey, the mother who adopted the child as a baby.
Deborah (Debbie) Kirsten-Mey met Annah Kopo in November 2008 at the permit office of Orapa, Botswana.
Annah, seeing that the white Debbie already has an adopted black son called Simon, asked Debbie to take her child also.
Debby laughed it off and didn't take it seriously.
A week later, Annah approached her again with this request, and Debbie gave her her phone number to call her after work to discuss.
Annah did, and Annah left the baby in Debbie's care.
Debbie loved the little girl, the latter clearly needing love and attention.
After a week, Debbie realised she's getting too attached to the girl, and told Annah to take it back now.
Annah wouldn't and wanted Debbie to start with the adoption proceedings.
By August 2009, Debbie had all the official documents to prove that she had officially adopted the child, now named Kirsty.
In May 2010, Debbie and her family moved to Jwaneng in the south of Botswana.
While there, Annah initiated proceedings to get her baby back.
A day before Debbie and her family would move to South Africa, in the middle of the night authorities and social workers arrived, screaming at the family, accusing them of stealing the child.
Kirsty was taken away and placed in a children's home.
Someone called Joshua July, claiming to be the biological father of Kirsty, had obtained a court order to prohibit Debbie from taking Kirsty out of Botswana with her.
Debbie has not seen Kirsty since, and is not allowed to visit her. Debbie is now charged with child trafficking.
Annah Kopo and Joshua July refused to go into details about why they want the adoption reversed.