This is the first time that I've seen this post but was a little ticked off when I read it. I realize you are trying to help with closure for Cheryl and I appreciate that but I wish you knew the truth on some of the things you are saying before you put them on the site. The first thing that ticks me off is that Chris was not that close of a friend of Cheryl's and he certainly didn't raise her until he got what he wanted when my sister was murdered and took my niece that is the only way that he got her because we were too stupid to realize what he was up to and that all he wanted was Sara. Cheryl knew Chris for a long time but they were not that close if they were how come the family never even heard of him until she went missing.
First, lemme say its incredulous to suggest that because you have not heard of Chris, he and Cheryl were not close. I essentially "lived" with the two of them for years. Honestly? And I do not mean to hurt you, but... in all the years that I was with them, I can only recall Cheryl speaking of her/your mom and her bio dad ~ never you. Does this mean the two of you were not close? You've probably never heard of me either, Melissa, nor our friend, Sara, who your niece was named after....
Do you know about Sara's beginnings? Chris and Cheryl discussed her long before she was ever conceived. She was planned; she WAS NOT an accident. They discussed the conception, and the parenting of a little one for at least a year prior to her conception. How do I know this? I was there for many of these discussions.
The only "thing" Chris did not contribute to in the making of Sara was her genes. Cheryl turned up pregnant while they were still discussing having her. It seemed an easy decision to continue with the pregnancy, although there were some risks. Chris was the first one to hold Sara upon her scheduled delivery, not me, not Sara, not you, but Chris
I know you loved her; we all did. I don't mean to attack you, nor hurt you, but its hard for me to see the attacks on Chris....
(FYI, I am the original thread started. I just could not retrieve my password.)