Who is she?
Natalia arrived at the U.S via an adoption program when she was 6 years old and bounced from one foster family to another. In 2010, when she was 8 years old, the girl was adopted by Kristine and Michael Barnett. The couple had three children of their own, and they took in 6-year old Natalia after her former adoptive parents gave her up.
Natalia has a rare form of dwarfism called spondyloepiphyseal, which hinders her growth as it affects the bones in the spine. Naturally, the Barnett’s were aware of this condition previous to Natalia’s adoption.