By Lucette Moramarco
Associate Editor 

Local family seeks help for their son


Last updated 11/25/2018 at 7:33pm

Benjamin Harvey, 7 years old in this photograph, was born in Kaliningrad, Russia.

Twelve years ago, James and Julie Harvey of Fallbrook adopted two young children, a brother and sister, from Kaliningrad, Russia. Benjamin was a month short of his third birthday, his sister, Grace, 10 months younger. Due to early childhood trauma and neglect, Benjamin now requires intensive mental health intervention from professionals.

Julie Harvey said Benjamin was born to a 16 year old girl and removed from her care due to neglect and poor living conditions after his sister was born. He and his sister were placed in an orphanage and never saw their birth mother again.

Harvey said, "He w...

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