Who is Sophie Hartman?
Sophie Hartman is a Washington White mother who is reportedly accused of faking her six-year-old adopted Black daughter’s illness and forcing the child to undergo numerous unnecessary surgeries and more than 470 medical treatments, authorities said. As per court documents, Hartman had been taking her adopted daughter to appointments since she was around two years old, and now faces charges of second-degree assault of a child and second-degree attempted assault of a child after subjecting her daughter to hundreds of medical appointments to treat AHC, a disease she didn’t have, for four years.
Sophie Hartman has been accused of medical child abuse after adopting a child from Africa and making her undergo unnecessary medical treatments, to get attention and money from Make-A-Wish fundraisers. Court documents say the child had nearly 500 medical appointments since age 2! https://t.co/dsSTHAvNq4
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How old is Sophie Hartman?
Sophie Hartman is 31 years old as of the year 2021.
Sophie Hartman Adopted
Sophie has been accused of subjecting her to what doctors have called an “unnecessary medical procedure” — a surgically implanted feeding tube. She was also implanted with a cecostomy tube, reportedly to help flush the intestines. The girl was also made to wear leg braces and made to use a wheelchair despite doctors insisting that they were not needed. The child’s adopted mother was also asking for a surgical hormonal implant to suppress the early onset of puberty.
“This situation is a case of medical child abuse,” the report said. “It is not necessary to know the possible motivation of a caregiver, only the outcome of the behavior. It is my concern that this pattern has resulted in unnecessary medical testing, medication, procedures, surgeries, and debility of this child.”
The report was sent to the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families in February 2021.
Hartman is now facing charges over “medical child abuse” allegations.