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‘Natalia was extremely nervous. You could see she was going to need a lot of support and care. We did notice immediately in the parking lot that she couldn't walk. There was nothing in the paperwork stating that.’
Over the next few days the couple showered Natalia with attention, taking her to Disney World, enjoying ice creams, treats and playful pillow fights with her three brothers to slowly bring her out of her shell.When they took Natalia to a beach for the first time, she did something that would leave the couple speechless.
‘The boys rushed into the water and Natalia wanted to be carried into the ocean. Michael and myself were physically exhausted so we asked her to wait just a few minutes,’ she said. ‘With that she just got up and ran into the ocean. I remember looking at Mike and thinking, what’s going on? She couldn’t walk a second ago and now she just got up and ran.’
Barnett grew more alarmed when she saw the little girl naked for the first time. ‘I was giving her a bath and I noticed that she had full pubic hair. I was so shocked. I had just been told she was a six year old and it was very apparent she wasn't,’ she added.
Barnett presented DailyMailTV with a trove of paperwork that appears to confirm her version of events – and that health care professionals shared her grave concerns.
One clinical therapist in January 2012 said Natalia claimed to them that she was 18.
Then, at Larue Carter Hospital in Indianapolis, in June 2012, staff said she had described how she had tried to kill family members and had no remorse about it, with Natalia going as far as to describe it as fun to staff.
Michael Barnett's primary physician, Dr Andrew McLaren said in March 2012 that Natalia's 2003 Ukrainian birth date was inaccurate and she had made a career out of pretending to be a young child. He said Natalia fooled him, her parents and other physicians. +22
Michael Barnett's primary physician, Dr Andrew McLaren said in March 2012 that Natalia's 2003 Ukrainian birth date was inaccurate and she had made a career out of pretending to be a young child. He said Natalia fooled him, her parents and other physicians.
Most revealing of all is perhaps a letter from the Barnetts' primary care physician Andrew McLaren MD, dated March 2012, in which he says Natalia's 2003 birth date was clearly inaccurate and that Natalia had made a career out of pretending to be a young child. He said Natalia fooled him, her parents and other physicians.