Tira Bland, the Utah mother who secretly put her daughter up for adoption without telling the father, sat down with ABC News to speak out about the controversial custody battle.
Bland says that she feels sorry for the couple who adopted her daughter.
Bland says the Freis took her in, and agreed to the adoption after Achane left Texas and moved to South Carolina with the Army. Both sides agree he knew Bland was pregnant, and that he still had to move for work.
Bland says that the she and Achane had discussed adoption, but in the end, she says, he abandoned her and that’s why she turned to the Freis.
“They cared about me and the well being of Teleah when he wasn’t there, when he didn’t care,” Bland said. “He showed no interest in me being pregnant. When he left me, he didn’t leave me with an address. I didn’t have a home address on him.”
Achane’s lawyers deny that, saying he was paying Bland’s bills, and wanted to take care of their unborn daughter.
“The judge heard [Bland’] story, and completely ruled against her. He did not find that her story was credible,” Wiser said.
Bland now says that she wants what she thinks is best for the baby.(Source)
Watch the interview below:
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