Blonde angel update: Four-year-old Maria, who has been called “blonde angel” by the Greek media, does not share the same DNA with the gypsy people who claimed to be her parents. In a “blonde angel” update, authorities report that four-year-old Maria is most likely a part of a baby trade between Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, and England. Having a “blonde angel” as part of a gypsy group is indeed a lucrative deal. Besides receiving “$3,800 a month in child benefits” for having several children, as reported by All Voices on Oct. 20, 2013, having a “blonde angel” as one of those children is worth gold.
Having a blue-eyed and pale-skinned little “blonde angel” as a member of a gypsy family means having a live dancing-bear and an irresistible “beggar” who brings in more money than most other children would.
The same way the discovery of the “blonde angel” has touched the hearts of people around the world, the same way people were touched when seeing the little “blonde angel” dance or beg in Greece. Not knowing that the four-year-old girl did not actually belong to the 39-year-old man and the 40-year-old woman, who claimed to be her parents, watching the little "blond angel" opened everyone’s heart and wallet.
Fortunately for Maria, police discovered the “blonde angel” during a search of a home in the community of Roma near the town of Larissa in central Greece. When questioned by the police where the little “blonde angel” came from, Maria’s alleged parents repeatedly changed their story about how they got the child. Maria’s age was determined by examining her teeth at a hospital, where the “filthy and terrified” young child also received physical and psychological care.
After DNA tests have proven that the “blonde angel” is not the parents’ legitimate child, Maria remains in the care of an entrusted charity called The Smile of the Child, which will look after her until her real parents can be found.
According to Greek authorities, the search for the blonde angels’ true parents has become an international search including Interpol, the European Hotline for Missing Children, The Smile of the Child charity, and every available social media site. “Anyone with information is asked to call at the European Hotline for Missing Children 116 000, contact “The Smile of the Child” at +30 210 76 09 550 or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
As of the most recent “blonde angel” update, the Roma gypsy couple who claimed to be Maria’s parents has been arrested and could each face up to ten years in prison if convicted.
In the meantime, The Smile of the Child posted the following statement about the found “blonde angel” on its website:
“Police in Greece is searching for the parents of a 4-year-old girl found in a Roma camp in the region of Larissa, Greece. The girl was found living in the Roma camp following a police investigation that took place on Thursday, 17 October. The features of the girl and the controversial claims of the persons who claimed to be the parents of the child lead the authorities to collect a DNA sample test. The results of DNA testing proved that these people are not the biological parents of the child. Upon the order of the Public Prosecution authorities the child was immediately removed from the Roma camp and is now in care and protection of ‘The Smile of the Child’ until a solution in the best interest of the child is found.”
Finding the four-year-old “blonde angel” among gypsies has raised the hope of many parents of a missing child that their own child will someday be found. So far, about 5,000 inquiries have been made about the “blonde angel” from parents with missing children. Eight of those inquiries into the “blonde angel” have been described by officials as promising, including four from the USA, and others from Sweden, France, Canada, and Poland.