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Elspeth
12-06-2015, 10:05 PM
Sister of San Bernardino Shooter Intends to Adopt Orphaned Baby Niece
http://jezebel.com/sister-of-san-bernardino-shooter-intends-to-adopt-orpha-1746534480

Saira Khan, the older sister of alleged San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, is hoping to adopt the baby girl who was left behind by Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik. The couple had left their daughter in the care of her grandmother before carrying out the massacre that left at least 14 people dead and 21 injured. The child is currently with the county’s child protective services and there will be a hearing to determine where she will live.

Khan told ABC News she and husband Farhan Khan could provide a “stable upbringing” for the baby. “For the time being, we want her to enjoy her innocence,” she said. “We don’t want her to know everything, but I think eventually she will find out probably on her own.”

Khan says her family is trying to make sense of what happened. “It’s harder for us to understand, especially knowing that he was our brother and he was so happy with her,” Khan said. “How can he leave his only child, you know? And how could the mother do this?”

Khan and her husband have two children of their own, a 2-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy. She says their son has been having terrifying nightmares since the tragedy occurred.

Retread
12-06-2015, 10:40 PM
“We don’t want her to know everything, but I think eventually she will find out probably on her own.”


Unless you move to Poduck MS and possibly change your name, she'll know in kindergarten if not before.

noonwitch
12-07-2015, 10:32 AM
The best thing for this child is if she were to be adopted by strangers and raised somewhere outside of CA. A new name, a different family, and she wouldn't have to know about her parents until she was an adult. The courts could seal the file.

If the aunt truly loved this child, she would be the first to agree. I don't want to strip families of their rights, but this is a unique case. The child is young enough to be able to bond with a new family, it's not an older child situation. She deserves the chance to grow up without this hanging over her head.