Beth Thomas is of those victims who were sexually abused by her biological father even before she learned how to talk. She was diagnosed with a disorder called Reactive Attachment Disorder. Her hurtful story has been featured in the TV movie Child of Rage starring Ashley Peldon and Mel Harris.
Beth Thomas was born in the late '80s; however, the detail on her birth is still missing. She was adopted while she was a year old, and also her brother was adopted when he was just six months.
Talking about her biological parents, her mother died after her brother's birth, and since then, her father started abusing her.
As per the sources, she was abused until she was nineteen months old. The incident occurred after her family neglected her while she was growing up.
Later on, she was adopted by Methodist minister, Tim Tennent and his wife, Julie. Their adoption process completed in 1984, and the Tennent couple took them home when Beth was 19 months, and her brother was seven months.
The Tennent pair did not know the kids have passed through severe abuse from their father but later on, found out after some months due to their behavior.
Growing up without love and affection, Beth always tried to kill people and hurt them, including her brother and adoptive parents. Once she killed four pets and also squeezed a baby bird to death.
Once, she also tried to kill her brother, pushing him downstairs and also smashed his head against the floor. Later on, Jonathan was saved by their adoptive parents.
Not only that, but she also showed sexual behavior towards boys, including her brother as well. Well, everything occurred due to her abusive childhood.
Although after facing lots of ups and down, Tim and Julie's love for Beth didn't fade away as they decided to make her future secure by taking her to a special home that cares for children with attachment disorder in 1989.
After treatment, Beth started showing affection and started going to school.
Currently, she serves as a nurse. Also, she has authored a book More than A Thread Of Hope and also runs a business, Families By Design. The motto of her business organization is to help kids who suffer from RAD.