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I'm happy for what is happening today in your life. You seem to be a much happier person now. At the same time I feel that hating your parents is not going to get you anywhere. I had some bad experiences in my chilhood as well that distanced myself from my parents. It had a impact on my entire life.

Thank you so much! My life has had it's fair share of ups and downs but for now it seems to be a steady line upwards:) Forgiveness is a very important attribute to learn

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This is a 2 part question; Are you now a permanent resident of Morocco, without any demands for you to return to Russia? And what has been your Mother's and her husband's reaction to your new country in which you now live?

I have temporary residency here in Morocco and have no demands to go back to Russia. As for my parents, I have stopped all communications with them.

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Is your father (Mr. Souliman, not Mr. Roberts) able to get you into the US? If not, how was he able to get you to Morocco but not America? (By the way, i'm pulling for you!)

I was able to get here because as a Russian citizen I was able to go Morocco for a period of three months without a visa. All I needed was an airplane ticket.

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Dear Sofia. I am from morocco my self. now you live here in morocco i hope everthing is good and you have good love with you family. what you do now do you go to school? i also heart you was busy to get docments that allow you stay here i hope you got them. best wishes and respect for you and farid

Thank you so much for the support! :) I do not currently go to school, but I am taking french lessons.

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I'm from Brazil and I just heard of your story. Were are you living now? I saw some pictures of you in Morroco and you are using Farid last name, right? He adopted you? Have you found a nice family? I hope you're ok. Don't give up on your dreams! :)

I have officially relocated to Morocco for the time being :) I am using Farid's last name, he's been the only real father figure in my life and raised me to be the person that I am today. Thank you so much for your support! :)

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If you now have some Russian language skills, how are your school grades?

I don't go to school- I wasn't able to countinue. But the facts are that the language used in textbooks are not at all the same language used in regular speech. If I were to open up any book, not even a textbook; but a regular book, I would be able to understand about an eighth of what's written on the page.

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Thank you for your reply. I'm in no time trying to say that your mother's desision was right, but at the same time, your mother not just gave you life, she also gave you life in the US, that otherwise you wouldn't have. She likely had to work really hard to do that and deserves your respect.

I show people as much respect as they show themselves. And as far as I'm concerned, someone who lacks compassion for others, is someone who lacks respect for themselves. You're right, she probably did work hard. But she also stepped on everyone and everything to get what she wanted. If she doesn't like someone, she gets rid of them. In anyway that she can. Doesn't matter who it is; her husband, her room-mate, her boyfriend, her daughter. Don't think that I'm the first one. History repeats itself.

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Why do you feel that what your parents did was a punishment? It was a simple lesson that everyone of us learned one way or another: Nothing In Life Is Free. It may sound bad, but you have to earn to get what you want. You have to be graceful around your family.

I respect your opinion, but I strongly disagree. There are many ways to teach children life lessons so they will grow up to be responsible adults. I've heard of parents kicking their teens out of the house as a life lesson... and in some ways I could imagine that that would be productive, teaching independence and offers an opportunity to see just how much we really do rely on our parents. But kicking your child out of the country is just going way over board. It's inhuman and shows an act of negligence from the parents. Disipline is an important aspect in raising a child, but somehow the word "love" got lost somewhere in the mix. A parent should be the number one supporter in a child's life, after all the only real way we learn what exactly love is, is through our parents. As a future mom, I could never imagine leaving my child. I am disgusted by the actions of my mother. I don't have to beg for her "forgivness" or love. Do I have to "earn" the right to be able to live in the area where I grew up? To be able to see my little sister and build a relationship with her? To finish my education? Is that really the way you think???

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Does the american embassy have its own school for the american children who's parents are working there? May be they can allow you to attend it?

They might have a school there, I'm not sure... but I would imagine it's only for children that are american citizens... plus by law I am no longer a child, so their children services wouldn't be available to me anyways.

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It is march now. what date is your birthday. I noticed your website is down. How are you doing? Has the possibility of WWIII starting due to Russia's difficulties with Ukraine led your mother any closer to wanting you to come home?

Is it really that serious? But I don't think even a war would change such a stubborn mind to be honest.

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