Because Representative and Mrs. Harris of Arkansas had adopted children whose severe attachment disorder posed a threat to the other children in their home, they felt forced to re-home them. One of those instances resulted in devastating disaster, as their six-year-old adopted daughter was raped by the man with whom she had gone to live with. The man, Eric Francis, pleaded guilty to sexual assault.

The state is now working to require approval from the court BEFORE re-homing can take place. Officials state that re-homing has happened at least nine times in the past two years. Of course the concern is for the adopted child whose stability is disrupted when that happens.