Serenity Dennard

Serenity Dennard

Update: 2020-02-2426
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Back in early 2019, 9-year-old Serenity Dennard had been living at the Black Hills Children's Home in Rockerville, South Dakota. She had been living at the home since July of 2018. Her adoptive parents had placed her there after her behavior became too difficult to manage along with their other children at home. Serenity was on track to complete a one-year residential program at the children’s home in July and return to her adoptive parents. However, on the morning of February 3, 2019, she ran away from the home while staff members were distracted. She was last spotted by an incoming visitor, standing at the cattle gate near the road. Severe winter weather came through later that day, and Serenity had on snow boots, but no coat. She has never been seen again.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Serenity Dennard, you are urged to call the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office at 605-394-6115. You can also call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 or 1-800-THE-LOST.

You can follow Serenity's story on Facebook at: Serenity Alert System

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Hilda Martinez

Why would the female visitor at the facility allow Serenity to stay at the gate by herself???

Mar 31st
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Megan Langreck

Um.... the adoptive father visited her the day before she disappeared. Where was he the day of her disappearance? He seems to think she has these superpowers, like she is the most evil genius. Also, how was her residential care being paid for? How much of an financial incentive was there in her adoption? Sometimes families get benefits of some kind.

Feb 29th
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Megan Langreck

The dogs losing the trail, right by the cattle guards, is I agree a sign she was picked up. The ineffectual "search" is suspicious. The quick shift into search and recovery is suspicious. The absence of the home's director is suspicious as well as his determination to restrict the "search" to places she could not possibly be. The sightings in other areas and other States is suspicious. And it is with good reason that it is often stated that the foster care system is linked to sex trafficking. Trying to determine how close this residency home is, to the oil fields and the man camps that are linked to sexual violence and numerous disappearances.

Feb 29th
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Megan Langreck

I am sorry but the expert discussing RAD is mistaken in this case. It is mistaken to believe that RAD kids are "genetically" predestined to develop the condition, for one thing, and countless baby monkeys who suffered in horrible maternal deprivation experiments are good evidence of this. We need to accept that kids are "genetically" predestined to this disorder by virtue of being human and having human needs. Another thing is that Serenity HAD a family. They were imperfect but they were bonded to her. The State interfered, and as a consequence she was bounced across dozens of foster homes and exposed to divorce and remarriage in her "permanent" placement. She HAD a family. She was not born into RAD. She developed RAD in the foster system.

Feb 29th
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Megan Langreck

CPS is complicit in this disappearance and in whatever happened to her beforehand as a result of being in foster care. If something horrible has happened to her, they are complicit in that as well. I am shocked that the child was removed from one decent sounding foster home because they "were becoming too attached". I don't understand how it works, but money is somehow made on foster kids. So. I think that is an incentive to run roughshod over families and children where the law allows it. I feel the adoptive family was exploited too, unprepared to parent her under the consequences of CPS's running roughshod over Serenity and her family.

Feb 29th
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