Last week on World Adoption Day, Abraham posted a photo to her Instagram with a caption announcing that she hopes to soon have a baby brother or sister for her daughter, Sophia.
#worldadoptionday Let's embrace the power and beauty that family brings with adoption. There are over 145 million orphans in the world. I grew up with all my neighbors being adopted and in foster care and I've seen it mean the world to them to have loving and caring homes " a family". I hope soon Sophia and I can make a world of difference by bringing home a baby brother or sister for Sophia. I always have been passionate about adoption as it means so much to me, my family, my community, my church and my heart thank you to all the parents who have adopted and to all the amazing children with their loving families. God Bless
Now Abraham is opening up about her troublesome past to Brandi Glanville on Brandi Glanville Unfiltered, the former Real Housewives star’s podcast.
Glanville asked Abraham to expound on the claims previously made that her parents were abusive toward her as a child. Abraham said, "That's some of the therapy that we share and we go through. I think there’s different parenting styles."
Fans and critics alike are quick to point out that Abraham’s parents, Debra and Michael, are often left in charge of Abraham’s daughter, Sophia, while she is away working and are thus quizzical about Abraham’s claims about such a rocky upbringing. She explains, "My family and I have such a different dynamic now. We've talked through a lot of our abuse. Not everyone's a perfect parent, but we do learn and we grow from that. I’m not trying to be harsh on my family because it does make them sad to think back about how they used to be and some of their choices."
Abraham claims that those "choices" included corporal punishment, using a belt for "acting out" that left her with bruises and welts. She said, "At that time we really didn’t [have a relationship] because of some of the abusive things that had happened. My parents got put into jail, both my mom and my dad."
And with that bold claim came no further explanation or more details of when that might have happened or of charges that may have been levied or threatened against Abraham’s parents for these alleged abuses.
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