Child Abuse of Nadine Lockwood

by Amber
(West Virginia, USA)

Nadine Lockwood September 1991 – August 31, 1996: 
Washington Heights New York was the place for a nightmarish demise of a four year old girl. Nadine Lockwood was starved over the course of one year, until she finally succumbed to malnourishment. At only 15 and half pounds, she was about the size of a six month old. Her mother, Carla Lockwood, wanted to put the girl up for adoption, but decided not to, and begrudged the girl ever since. She refused to feed her, leaving her in a squalid crib, covered in her own urine and feces, and a blanket, so she did not have to look at her. Nadine was said to have peeked out from time to time, so she could watch her brothers and sisters play. When police found the emasiated child, her mother, Carla Lockwood admitted to starving the child because she hated her. It was a case that happened before the Nixmary Brown tragedy, and social services failed yet again. Please don't let this little girl be forgotten, no one knew she even existed during her life. so maybe we can all be sure her death wasn't in vain. HER MOTHER REFERRED TO HER AS IT, we can refer to her as a poster child for abused and neglected children everywhere. I can not post a picture of Nadine, as there are no pictures of her.





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Apr 08, 2011
Amber:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Thank you for sharing Nadine's story with my visitors and me. She will not be forgotten, certainly not in your heart, nor in the hearts of those who visit here.

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Apr 08, 2011
Amber-Nadine Lockwood
by: GPM

What you have told us about Nadine Lockwood is what keeps me awake at night- and what keeps going over and over in my mind is why are there so many Nadines all over this world? Where did the human race make this terrible decision that a little one's life has absolutely no value- IT is not worthy of love and protection, of a simple right of a child to exist?

Many years ago I was a member of a child welfare board. Meeting after meeting I had to endure a tri-county case worker from child protective services boring us for ten minutes of his time- just long enough to get the board to sign off on recommending our county pay the counties share of foster home care payments on new cases. One meeting, I finally lost it and ask about the kids we were paying the state to remove from their homes, seperate them from their families, start them on a journey of being a ward of the state, change the lives forever in many cases.

The case worker looked me straight in the eyes and said, "Thank God someone finally wants to know about these kids, not just seeing them as tax dollar signs".

From that day on, I have held to the notion you only have to ask the right questions, at the right times, to the right people who have the authority and the obligation to respond, and where it concerns little Nadines, DEMAND ANSWERS until you get them.

If you, Amber, can be the instrument it getting just one Nadine saved, you have saved all of the Nadines of the world. I will remember Nadine Lockwood and the Amber who cared. "Thank God for Amber".

Apr 10, 2011
Your the very best: Take one day at a time: Live the NOW Time
by: maurice

Your loving heart is a true wanting to care one: You continue to safeguard other children from the fate of Nadine: One is all that amtters at a time: moving mountains wanting to make sure will take time: Tiem is precious for all little children who are abused so keep using your time to to let one (them) you care: you love: your story moved my heart to care; Thank you: Darlene has spoken for all her visitors whose hearts are with you too.

Nov 19, 2013
little sister
by: nicole Lockwood

Love u big sis I didn't know but I won't forget

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