Several years ago, you wrote to me about your mildly mentally challenged brother who was looking for girlfriends. You updated us a couples weeks later, but I haven’t heard from you since and I can’t seem to find your email address. I am hoping you might see this post because I got an email over the weekend from a woman who would like to connect with you. She writes:
I happened upon the letter from “Worried Sister” who has a mildly intellectually challenged brother who was looking for a girlfriend. I have a beautiful daughter who is also very mildly intellectually challenged and who lives in the Houston area as well. She is 28, so she and the LW’s brother are in the same age group. It is sooo hard to help her find someone and she wants badly wants someone to love as well. … I just thought maybe you could contact Worried Sister and if they are interested, please ask her to email to me…
Worried Sister, if you see this and would like to be put in touch with this mother, please shoot me an email. Thanks!
GertietheDino September 7, 2016, 11:43 am
Did this mom just pimp her daughter?!?
MaterialsGirl September 7, 2016, 12:16 pm
I think its more opportunity than pimping. There aren’t really websites for dating for adults of this demographic and unless you’re in a program (which is usually reserved for more severe cases) how do you really meet people?
artsygirl September 7, 2016, 2:25 pm
I also imagine being the family member of someone with special needs is extremely worrying. You worry that they might get taken advantage. Obviously this mother was searching the internet for alternatives and came across Dear Wendy and that specific letter.