Thompson Family Timeline

Mom :: comes from a large family and wants a large family, but is RH- and marries RH+ (illegal in CA at the time) births 3 children (has 3 stillbirths) & then adopts a blue eyed, jewish boy (1 of 3 options:) for $500 in Long Beach as advertized in the LA times in 1968.

A woman is at risk when she has a negative Rh factor and her partner has a positive Rh factor. This combination can produce a child who is Rh positive. While the mother's and baby's blood systems are separate there are times when the blood from the baby can enter into the mother's system. This can cause the mother to create antibodies against the Rh factor, thus treating an Rh positive baby like an intruder in her body. If this happens the mother is said to be sensitized.

Dad :: doesn't want children, wants to build and drive race cars - has speed shop and is last of the independent competitors who sets a world record (divorces wife after she is diagnosed with Lupus)

4 children :: in four "different" corners, held together by mother and money

oldest boy "surfer dude" (sex obsession, 3 wives, 4 children, 5 grandchildren and counting)

oldest daughter (drug addiction, married w/6 children, last 3 triplets taken away from her)

next daughter (left out, childless and angry ~ only one to graduate college)

youngest adopted blue eyed boy, gets busted for record setting indoor cultivation, and continues to manipulate financial control of family... 
(through and beyond the death of both parents)