Dunham parents permission?

I'm currently watching 'The road not taken', and it occured to me, that whilst Olivia is angry at Walter for doing hte tests on her, or letting William Bell do the tests, how did she get there in the first place? Im sure they didn't during school hours or something, so wouldnt her parents have to have given permission to run these trials on her? Shouldnt she be angry at them?

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Oct 22, 2009 5:44AM EDT

I think she was adopted and it was from one of those places they got her

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Oct 22, 2009 5:47PM EDT

she was not adopted but she did come from a broken family. She was also an army brat, this could be part of the reason why she was chosen for the experiment. I am thinking that her parents did not have a clue as to what was happening to her. She would have gone to school on an army base and who is to say that the trials did not occur at the school.

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Oct 23, 2009 12:02PM EDT

There's a Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, if her dad was in the Navy. Her Fringepedia bio just says "her father was stationed at the local military base."
She was included in the Cortexiphan drug trials when she was three, which is pre-school age, but the same Fringepedia entry says the trials were conducted on "school children."
So maybe they're referring to the Family Child Care Services offered on base or some other local preschool:
"The NAS Jacksonville Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of services catering to the needs of military children of all ages. The Child Development Center offers full time and drop-in care for infants through 5-years-old and the Youth Activities Center accommodates children from kindergarten age and up."
It would still be highly irregular for young kids to be used in such experiments, no matter where it happened, but its not completely unheard of. Here's real-life examples:
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2) Guinea Pig Kids: How New York City is Using Children to Test Experimental AIDS Drugs. (Mainstream Media Coverage: Fox News Network, The O'Reilley Factor, March 10, 2004, CBS Morning News, February 2, 2005. )
Faculty Evaluator: Jeanette Koshar, Ph. D.
Student Researcher: Mike Cattivera, Kiel Eorio
Orphans as young as three months old were used as test subjects in AIDS drug trials in New York's Incarnation Children's Center. The Center, which is run by Catholic Charities, specializes in treating HIV sufferers, and the drug trials were performed on children with HIV or who were born to HIV-positive mothers. The New York City Health Department is looking into claims that more than 100 children at Incarnation were used in as many as 36 experiments. Most of these experiments were sponsored by federal agencies such as the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
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