- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 27, 2015

Rosie O’Donnell’s adopted daughter Chelsea has left her home to live with her birth mother, less than three weeks after she ran away and lead to a weeklong search.

“Chelsea made a decision when she turned 18 that she wanted to go to her birth mother,” said Ms. O’Donnell’s spokeswoman Cindi Berger, CNN reported. “This was her choice.”

On Aug. 11, when she was still 17, Chelsea ran away from her home in Nyack, New York, and was found a week later in Barnegat, New Jersey. She was was found in a home with 25-year-old Steven Sheerer, who was arrested on charges of distribution of obscenity to a minor and endangering the welfare of a child. He is being held in the Ocean County Jail, with bail set at $40,000, CNN reported.

The teen told authorities that she went to the house voluntarily.

During the search, Ms. O’Donnell said in a statement on her website that Chelsea had stopped taking medication for an undisclosed mental illness and “is in need of medical attention.”

“Chelsea, like millions of people, lives with mental illness,” Ms. Berger said while the teen was still missing, CNN reported.

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