Isn't it strange when grown-up women buy themselves Reborn Dolls? Although it may seem so, such toys help people cope with a range of issues. That's why it comes as no surprise that every year there are more and more people who want to buy such a realistic toy.
Nine years ago Beverly Roberts, 47, was pushed to a wheelchair due to a serious illness. Having become physically challenged the woman experienced more than just physical pain. Every thought of leaving the house on her own triggered a panic attack. That's why she was always accompanied by her husband during her walks.
One day, Mrs. Roberts bought a doll which looked like a real baby. Taking the 'kid' in her arms for the first time, she felt an unprecedented peace of mind. Soon Beverly realized that she was not so afraid of going out if her doll Chloe was with her.
After a while, Beverly bought an entire collection of nine dolls, that she calls her 'daughters and sons.'
"My children are the most important thing in my life. They've given me my life back," Beverly says.
Despite the fact that the woman is not very well off, she loves to pamper 'her children.' For example, she even bought them presents for Christmas.
"My children are better dressed than I am," Beverly admits.
You're probably wondering if Ms. Roberts has children of her own. She has an adult daughter who doesn't understand her mother's love of Reborn Dolls. But Beverly is happy anyway.
And here are some photos of Reborn Dolls.
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Aren't they a little sinister?
Looks like a real baby.
Lisa Trapasso-Emino, who makes Reborn Dolls, says that her creations help various adults. They are often bought by those who have lost a child, as well as those who cannot become parents for health reasons.
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