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Woman admits to molesting Filipino boy she wanted to adopt

43-year-old Wilmington, North Carolina resident Christy Lynn Jaski was sentenced on Tuesday, August 9 to three years of probation and was ordered to register as a sex offender for the next 30 years. The sentencing comes after Jaski made a guilty plea to three counts of misdemeanor sexual battery in relation to allegedly abusing a teenage boy she was adopting from the Philippines.

Jaski’s family includes four daughters, two of whom are adopted from China, a report from StarNews of Wilmington showed. The report did not specify if Jaski will be allowed to make contact with her own children. Prosecutor Lance Oehrlein said in an interview with The Associated Press that the incident occurred sometime between December 2014 and January 2015. The abused boy was 13 at the time of the incident. Jaski was arrested last year.

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Some misconcenptions that may prevent people from adopting

August was a positive month for foster care in North Carolina legislature, with multiple legislative proposals aiming to promote and strengthen children in foster care and their foster families. While this is a good development, it should be a priority to find permanent homes for the over 2,000 children in the North Carolina foster care system.

For some people who say they would possibly adopt a child, there are misconceptions that may make them decide against the choice.

Some prospective parents believe that only young, married couples can adopt children. This is not true, in fact, one in four adopted children live with a parent who is 55 years old or older, and around 28% of children live in single-parent homes. Having children prior to the adoption is also not a considering factor for adoption approval.

Our attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC in Raleigh handle all kinds of family law cases such as adoption, divorce, legal separation, alimony, and domestic violence, among others. For a free consultation with a qualified member of our legal team, call our offices today at (919) 833-1040.