Miguel Morin, Krystle TannerEight-year-old Miguel Morin was abducted by his babysitter Krystle Tanner when he was only eight months old. When Morin was rescued back in March, he was placed in foster care instead of being reunited with his family. On Wednesday, William Thursland, his court appointed lawyer, announced that Morin has finally met his parents in joint therapy sessions. "It's just barely begun so he's cautious," Thursland said in a press conference. "It's going well but it's just going to take time." State District Judge Mike Schneider also ruled that the boy would remain in foster care until at least January 9, when the next hearing is scheduled.
It may be hard to fathom why the boy wasn't reunited with his parents immediately. In some cases, it may be beneficial to first place a child in a neutral environment while the details of their condition and their relationship to their abductor are revealed, says Geoffrey Greif, PhD, of theRead More »from Miguel Morin: Kidnap Victim Finally Meets Real Parents