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Foster parents of murdered Largo toddler to adopt his newborn sister

Posted: 2:41 PM, Feb 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-01 18:01:37-05
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LARGO, Fla. (AP) — The newborn sister of a 2-year-old Florida boy who police say was killed by his mother is now in the care of his former foster parents.

Jordan Belliveau lived with Sam and Juliet Warren for most of his life until he was returned to his biological parents. His body was found in a wooded area near St. Petersburg in September. His mother, Charisee Stinson initially told Largo Police a stranger abducted him, then said she hit the boy.

Now, his foster parents are in the process of adopting his newborn sister after Charisse gave birth while in custody.

"After much prayer, we approached Charisse about allowing us to adopt the baby, and she agreed," they said in a statement. "She is with us now, and we are continuing the legal process to complete her adoption. However, given some of the news reports, we wanted to make it clear that this beautiful girl is safe, healthy and deeply loved."

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The Warrens have asked for a “fundamental re-examination” of the state’s child protective services system.

Their full statement:

"Last fall we were broken by the death of a child we loved dearly. We have nothing more to add about that event beyond what was expressed in our statement given last September. We do want to thank the community for its overwhelming prayers and support and for respecting our privacy during what has been an incredibly difficult time.
As the fall continued, the question of what would happen to Jordan's little sister began to weigh on us. We knew that Charisse would not be able to care for her. After much prayer, we approached Charisse about allowing us to adopt the baby, and she agreed.
She is with us now, and we are continuing the legal process to complete her adoption. However, given some of the news reports, we wanted to make it clear that this beautiful girl is safe, healthy and deeply loved.
In closing, our family has been through a great deal over these last few months. We will not be providing any more statements, and we would appreciate if the community and those in the media would continue to respect our privacy as our family continues to process our grief, our joy, and life with a newborn."