Ellie Gertz, Adopted Then Relinquished, Tore Families Apart

Lori Gertz was vilified last year when critics accused her of heartlessly sending her 7-year-old adoptive daughter Ellie 1,700 miles from their home in Long Grove, Ill., to be raised by strangers. Ellie's violent outbursts began from infancy and progressed. At one point she threatened to kill her little sister and pulled her eight-month pregnant mother down a set of stairs. The Gertz family -- Lori, a marketing specialist, and Craig, a lawyer -- sought help from every available social service...Full Story
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