Is going thru a hard moment in his life.
Long ago his wife didn't have kids, so they decided to adopt a little girl. They went to an orphanage, and found out a 5 yo child that had a face so similar to his wife, they fell in love with the girl.
But the girl, in those early 5 years, suffered a huge amount of abuse. She had scars all over her body, meaning she was beated with cruelty. She starved many times.
The first time my friend showed her what a sausage was, he had to left the kitchen for a while, and when he returned, she had all the sausages at once inside her mouth.
She once also hid some pasta bellow her pillow, fearing she would not have anything to eat.
So, you can have a picture of what that girl went thru.
Later, as often happens after an adoption, his wife got pregnant, and had 2 boys of her own.
Of course their attention had to be divide with the younger kids.
Nowadays the girl is 17, and she is giving a lot of trouble to him. She has been stealing him, lying to him, and is unable to keep deeper friendships.
The day before yesterday she stole him in R$400, and my friend does not know what to do anymore, it was not the first time.
I ask you to pray for him and his family.