I should talk with Dr Phil about this, huh?
Dear Ex Wife from E-Harmony:
We were married only four and a half years, but I have seven more years of child support to pay you and not a single drop of my blood is in any of your kids' veins.
When I met you, and your four kids, the stated intent of their adoption was to protect them from their father, (your ex-husband), Mr. Jessie Williams. A strategy requested by you, your parents, endorsed by me, and everyone else who knew about it. They were "Karri and Jessie's kids", and I'd known them only a few months, but I was willing to sign that piece of paper to protect them from being HIS kids on his release from prison. And we all understood that. But it was a set up. And only a few years later it was twisted and abused as hard as your dad, you, and your lawyers could dream up. Nine months of twisting that dagger in my back to settle your suit for divorce. And then making me pay for your attorneys / alimony on top of seven years of child support and health insurance.
I was there for you and the kids, through thick and thin. Doctor’s appointments, trinkets, from trampolines to trumpets, your surgeries, paid for and took you to your meetings with Brian Smith, cruises, I paid for kids cars, lived at hospitals, paid everyone's health insurance, paid for, opened and supported your businesses, all manner of financial bail outs, picked you up off the floor over and over and over and over and over… and over and over….. and over and over…. I was deeply scarred by the experiences we shared through a harrowing time in your life. You and your four kids were expensive to support until your business took off; but as soon as your receivables showed positive cash flow to contribute to the family budget, you left. And you turned on me like a vicious, stone-cold sociopath.
I'll be paying you roughly a hundred dollars every *DAY* until 2023, as my repayment for adopting your kids, at your request, to allow to prevent you having to share them with your ex husband Jessie Williams. So not only did you secure your kids' protection from one man, you got them paid for by another.
No experience of karma in our lives will ever equal the betrayal and abuse of the good intentions of what (and who) the adoption was really for.