Sunday 29 May 2022 10:19 AM Family of Adelynn found in Mexico trolled as they fought to bring her to ... trends now

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The family of a two-year-old Australian girl found alone outside a church in Mexico have revealed they were taunted by trolls in the 60 minutes before officials allowed them to bring the child home.

Two-year-old Adelynn was found outside the chapel in Cancun on May 3 before her  mother Tahnee Shanks, 32, and dad Jorge Aguirre Astudillo were both been reported missing. 

The young girl's uncle Ben Shanks and grandmother Leanne had flown from Queensland to Mexico to bring her home, with growing fears someone from Astudillo's family may come and claim her.

Dan Shanks, another of Adelynn's uncles, told Daily Mail Australia the family waited anxiously through a evening where their delegation landed, retrieved the child, went to their hotel and back to the plane - all within 60 hectic minutes.

'Within an hour of landing and getting Addy, Mexican officials offered to fly them home,' he said.

'The government agreed it was the best thing for the child that she fly to Australia immediately'.

Adelyn had previously been cared for by Mexican child welfare authorities before her grandmother Leanne (left) and uncle Ben (right) arrived

Adelyn had previously been cared for by Mexican child welfare authorities before her grandmother Leanne (left) and uncle Ben (right) arrived 

Two-year-old Adelynn is seen with her grandmother and uncle after landing safely in Australia. She was found wandering barefoot in Mexico

Two-year-old Adelynn is seen with her grandmother and uncle after landing safely in Australia. She was found wandering barefoot in Mexico

Dan also revealed the family were victims of disgusting trolls who were messaging their social media accounts alleging Adelynn had already been adopted.

'We were told someone had come and adopted Addy. Then we were told Jorge's father came to take her out,' he said.

To their relief, Adelynn was waiting for them at the government building, ready to be taken home to her family in Queensland.

'The Mexican and Australian officials were great, we want to thank them and everyone that's helped out. Particularly Tahnee's friends on the ground, her friends in Mexico have been such a big help particularly with the language barrier,' her uncle said.

The family were told 'three eyewitnesses' saw Astudillo leave his daughter outside the Chapel of the San Archangel.

However, when it came time to make formal statements to police, the three suddenly changed their story and said the man they saw was taller than Astudillo. 

'We're putting up millions of posters to try and find her. We're appealing to everyone,' he told Daily Mail Australia.

'We're putting money saved for our renovations towards the reward. $70,000 is a lot of Pesos. Someone might open their mouth.'

Dan said even Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador had enquired about Adelynn's situation. 

It was revealed last week that Ms Shanks, from Queensland, had disappeared and her two-year-old daughter Adelynn (pictured together) was found dumped at a church

It was revealed last week that Ms Shanks, from Queensland, had disappeared and her two-year-old daughter Adelynn (pictured together) was found dumped at a church

On Thursday the toddler met other relatives including cousins for the first time in Mackay, Queensland after landing safely in Australia

On Thursday the toddler met other relatives including cousins for the first time in Mackay, Queensland after landing safely in Australia

Adelynn has been living at their family home in Mackay for more than a fortnight now, with Dan saying she's handling her mother's absence incredibly well.

'She's amazing, she's the happiest little girl,' he told Daily Mail Australia.

'She barely cries, she doesn't want her own way but she's got five adults chasing after her making sure she gets her own way.

'She hasn't asked where her mum is. That's what we were scared of. That would be heartbreaking, but she's been so

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