Adoptive Mother Threatens To Call The Police Over Family Heirloom

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In this AITA post, a woman shares a story about how her sister took a family heirloom from her adopted daughter, causing a rift in their family. The daughter is devastated, and the mother is understandably upset. She threatens to call the police if the ring isn't returned. The sister thinks she's just following family tradition. Who's in the wrong here? Click to read more and share your thoughts.

Newcomer seeks advice on delicate family heirloom situation 🤔

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Foster mom's police threat over heirloom leaves family fractured.

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Family tradition: Oldest daughter gifted sapphire ring on 11th birthday ❤

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Protective mom clings to heirloom, threatens legal action. 💍

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Cool aunt takes niece out, mom worries and threatens police 🚨

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Mother discovers daughter's secret behavior after dinner 🕵️

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Heartbreaking moment as adopted daughter is denied family heirloom. 💔

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Love prevails over biological connection in family dispute ❤️

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Adoptive mother threatens police over family heirloom, but will she follow through?

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Sibling dispute over family heirloom reaches boiling point 🔥

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Family drama over heirloom ring 🤯

When it comes to family traditions, things can get heated - especially when an heirloom is involved. One woman gave her adopted daughter a sapphire ring that had been passed down for generations, but her sister believes it should only go to the 'actual' oldest daughter. The situation escalated when the sister took the ring from the girl, causing tears and heartbreak. The mother demanded it be returned, but her sister refused unless the mother had a biological daughter before she did. The tension continued to rise until the mother threatened to call the police. Is she overreacting, or is the sister in the wrong? And what does the rest of the family think about this whole ordeal? Keep reading to find out!

Aunt steals family heirloom, tells child she's not family. NTA.

pinkpeonies-23 | pinkpeonies-23

NTA - Call the cops and protect your daughter 🚨

Drayden71 | Drayden71

Protect your child and heirloom. File a report. #NTA 😠

Few-Sheepherder-6383 | Few-Sheepherder-6383

Remove her from the pickup list and call the cops 🚔

CallItHowISeeIt19 | CallItHowISeeIt19

Protect your daughter and file that police report! 👮‍♀️ #NTA

zadidoll | zadidoll

Heartbreaking situation with an entitled mom and sister 😢

Msp1278 | Msp1278

Commenter urges OP to call police, others wish them luck

hoelliest | hoelliest

Adopted or not, the ring was given to Lilly. #NTA 🙌

RedditDK2 | RedditDK2

Family heirloom conflict escalates to theft and emotional abuse

Elfich47 | Elfich47

Adoptive mother stands up for family heirloom, receives support. 💍

savage1878 | savage1878

Stepparents should not treat children differently. Sister is the a-hole. 💎

Tricky-Flamingo-7491 | Tricky-Flamingo-7491

Adoptive mother threatens to call police over stolen family heirloom 💍

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A family heirloom causes tension between a mother and daughter.

Bitbatgaming | Bitbatgaming

Family is more than blood! 👍 NTA for standing up.

Queen_of_Meh1987 | Queen_of_Meh1987

Adoptive mother demands family heirloom back, gets called out. 🙅‍♀️💍

Magellan-88 | Magellan-88

Adoptive mom stands up for family heirloom. 👏

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Sister and mother betray family heirloom, NTA takes action 👏

bigrigtraveler | bigrigtraveler

A mother's love knows no bounds ❤️

Vickimae44 | Vickimae44

Daughter's ring stolen by sister - NTA, report to police 🚨

NeTheBadWitch | NeTheBadWitch

Justified threat? NTA commenter suggests calling the police 🚨

RewardHungry2419 | RewardHungry2419

Adoptive mother defends daughter's right to family heirloom 💍

heath7158 | heath7158

Take back the ring and cut off toxic family 💍🚫

Aquarius052 | Aquarius052

Protecting her child's sense of self: a mother's unwavering love ❤️

soul_reddish | soul_reddish

Adoptive mother threatens to call police over family heirloom. Family drama.

exhauta | exhauta

Love is thicker than blood 💕 Stand up for chosen family

SomewhereFlaky2544 | SomewhereFlaky2544

Standing up for family heirlooms: one commenter's take on the situation 👍

rainyreminder | rainyreminder

Commenter firmly believes adoptive mother is not at fault 🔍👮

Karcad_ | Karcad_

Adoptive mother rightfully calls out sister for stealing heirloom ring 💍

Dilly_Dally4 | Dilly_Dally4

Stand up for your daughter 👊💪

Algebralovr | Algebralovr

Aunt steals from child, NTA mom stands up for daughter 🐻

KeepLkngForIntllgnce | KeepLkngForIntllgnce

Justified response? 🚔 NTA called the bluff

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Commenter supports not giving up family heirloom, suggests calling police 🔒

pennywhistlesmoonpie | pennywhistlesmoonpie

Generational family feud over heirloom ring with a happy ending ❤️

Paintandfire | Paintandfire

Protective mother considers police intervention after sister's betrayal 😡

casualkateo | casualkateo

Turning the tables on family heirloom thieves 😏

Narrow-Ad-6338 | Narrow-Ad-6338

Get the ring back peacefully with police assistance 🚔💍

cicadasinmyears | cicadasinmyears

Adoptive mother accused of stealing from child. NTA wins.

Nalpona_Freesun | Nalpona_Freesun

Commenter suggests extreme action over family heirloom dispute.

SchroedingersMilf | SchroedingersMilf

Family bond trumps bloodline. NTA wins the day 🙌

AleroRatking | AleroRatking

Sister stole from child, hold firm. Time limit given, consequences.

gurlwithdragontat2 | gurlwithdragontat2

Supportive comment encourages calling police on entitled person 🚓

RedRose_Belmont | RedRose_Belmont

NTA. Keep the deadline and if she doesn't give the ring back, call the cops 🚔

Substantial-Bee122 | Substantial-Bee122

Defending family: 🙌🏼NTA stepped up for their daughter! 🏆

em-ay-tee | em-ay-tee

Mother threatens to involve police over stolen family heirloom 💍

AlHazard33 | AlHazard33

Sassy comment suggests calling police over heirloom dispute. 👀

Dingo-Mandingo | Dingo-Mandingo

Commenters agree, not the a**hole for heirloom dispute 👍

MissFrizz4341 | MissFrizz4341

Encouraging response to NTA comment. 🔥

Magoo69X | Magoo69X

Protective adoptive mother stands up for her daughter's value ❤️

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Supportive comment encourages calling police 🚔

Haylz19 | Haylz19

Give 'em a taste of their own medicine! 😤👮‍♂️

sparkyclarkson | sparkyclarkson

Take action! The comment supports calling the police 🚨

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Adopted daughter's well-being comes first, therapy is crucial 💛

hollowkatt | hollowkatt

Feeling like an outsider in your own family 😔

debegray | debegray

👮‍♀️🔍Proof of theft? Call the cops! NTA

Fun_Organization3857 | Fun_Organization3857

Family traditions cause conflict between adoptive mother and daughter.

Routine_Storm_6008 | Routine_Storm_6008

Commenter threatens violence over stolen family heirloom 💍

NefariousnessOdd4945 | NefariousnessOdd4945

NTA for protecting your daughter's sentiment. Consider new tradition.

H_X_W-11_h | H_X_W-11_h

Commenter supports OP and would have caused a scene 👀

Notinstitutionalized | Notinstitutionalized

Proving family ties: 🙌 NTA fights for daughter's inheritance 💪

theferal1 | theferal1

Protecting adopted daughter from hurtful family, heartbreakingly alone in love.

Kadeous | Kadeous

Stealing from a child? Definitely not cool 😡 #NTA

Basic_Jellyfish3262 | Basic_Jellyfish3262

Adopted daughter gets support after family heirloom dispute 🙌

ladyknighted | ladyknighted