In August 2002, two people very much in love, Daniel and Abbie Dorn, exchanged wedding vows. But, apparantly, Daniel Dorn decided to forget about the “in sickness and in health” vow he took. Or, maybe he never meant it in the first place.
In 2006, when his wife Abbie gave birth to their triplet miracle babies, something went tragically wrong. The physician nicked her uterus, causing her to lose so much blood, she became brain damaged. Once a pretty, successful chiropractor, she is now disabled and unable to care for herself.
That’s where Dan Dorn decided to forget about the “in sickness and in health” part of his wedding vows.
He divorced her.
And, even more tragically than that, he doesn’t want his triplets to know their mother. He is refusing to allow them to visit with their mother. One article stated that he has never told his triplets that his mother is still alive.
On top of that, he is demanding child support from Abbie.
He wants some of the nearly 8 million dollar settlement from the medical malpractice lawsuit to go to him
Should Dan Dorn receive child support, even though he doesn’t want his triplets to interact with their Mommy?
Should some of the money delegated to Abbie Dorn’s care go to him?
As a mom, I have mixed feelings on this. I am sure Abbie would want some of the money to go to her triplets. The money could be used to pay for college, fund trips to visit their mother when they are adults, and to help them get off on the best start possible in life. Perhaps it would help one of the triplets to become a physician (like Abbie’s father) and find new treatment for people in their mommy’s shoes.
But, I in no way think that Dan Dorn, the guy who left his wife after a childbirth injury, should receive support. I especially feel this way because he is refusing all contact.
Now, if he was making special effort to help their triplets bond with their mother, then I might be okay with a little support. Like if he moved closer to Abbie, took them every other day to see their Mommy, arranged for a private Mommy and Me music class, encouraged his kids to tell their mommy they loved her, etc., I might be okay with some support.
But I don’t think a man who deprives his triplets of seeing their mommy should receive any compensation.
In fact, I have to wonder if he is even fit to be a parent. But, that’s not for me to decide.
I’m not an expert, I don’t even know Abbie. But, as a sister in the sorority of motherhood, I want what is best her triplets. Her children need her. They need to see her, and interact with Abbie. They need their mommy.
For more insight on the Abbie Dorn case, please read “An Open Letter to Dan Dorn, Ex-Husband of Abbie Dorn (Paralyzed Mom of Triplets” You might also check out “One Mom’s Thoughts on the Abbie Dorn Case: Is Dan Dorn’s Behavior Inethical?” To support Abbie and her family, please join the “Stand Up for Abbie Dorn” Facebook group here.