Couple Awarded Over $3M After Adopted Son Was Given Back to Birth Mom, Then Killed by Birth Father

This is such a tragic story.

Rachel and Heidi McFarland were in the process of adopting their son Gabriel in early 2014, when the boy’s biological parents reclaimed their rights and took Gabriel back.

Just five weeks later, the three month old baby boy was killed by his father. Now the McFarland’s have been awarded a $3.25 million in a malpractice lawsuit against their former lawyer who they claim misled them in to believing that he’d gotten the baby’s birth mother’s signature on a crucial release-of-custody document when he hadn’t.

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He will be forever remembered

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Kelli

Kelli is a Lead Writer at Hot Moms Club. She's a Canadian living in the US with a longstanding love affair with entertainment news and celebrity gossip. She has written about it for some of the most popular websites in both Canada and the US including Entertainment Tonight Canada, I'm Not Obsessed and Babble. When she's not chauffeuring her 4 kids back and forth to the rink for various hockey and figure skating activities, she can be found glued to Netflix or reading a great book.

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