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          Sleeping in a Cage Like an Animal: "Our Adoptive Parents Were Convicted Of Child Endangerment"

          April 26, 2017

          PLAYING Sleeping in a Cage Like an Animal: “Our Adoptive Parents Were Convicted Of Child Endangerment”
          Michael and Sharen Gravelle were convicted of child endangerment and abuse for their parenting tactics, including making their children sleep in cages.

          Eighteen-year-old Simon says he was a survivor of the abuse. Dr. Phil producers track down one of Simon’s adopted siblings, a young girl named Abba, and surprise the two by reuniting them for the first time in 10 years. And, there are more shocking revelations when Simon and Abba are reunited with other people from their past, including the person who reported the abuse which then helped with their rescue!

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          ‘I Spent Most Of My Early Childhood Locked Up In A Cage’
          Teen Says She Asked Parents If She Could Sleep In A Cage: ‘I Wanted To Be Like The Rest Of My Siblings’
          Teen Siblings Who Were Removed From Adoptive Parents Home Because Of Abuse Reunite After 10 Years
          Parents Convicted Of Child Endangerment Defend Their Behavior
          Man Who Helped Save 11 Kids From Abusive Parents Shares His Story
          Watch Emotional Meeting Between Teens And Man Who Helped Save Them From Abusive Parents
          Former Sheriff Describes What He Says It Was Like Inside House Where 11 Kids Were Rescued From Abusive Parents
          How Two Teens Who Suffered A Traumatic Childhood Can Work Through Their Fears

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