Seventeen years ago my son came to me. He was 3-1/2 and had been through horrendous abuse. The journey we've taken has involved violence, hospitalizations, destruction, and police intervention. We made it, though, I am happy to say. Not to a perfect life, but one that is plenty good enough. If you are interested, please see my blog: raisingatraumatizedchild. blogspot. com. Other foster adoptive parents have told me that it's been helpful to them reading about our experiences.
Raising a traumatized child
Thank you so much for your comments. It's wonderful to hear that people are getting something out of our story.
Oh, and I posted the blog address with spaces in it because another site where I posted was a little upset that I posted the actual link. I should have explained...
Thanks again for taking the time to respond.