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Hello to all of my foster to adopt mom friends. I wonder if I am alone here, but sometimes I feel like I am the one with post traumatic stress disorder. My daughter has it because of the neglect she suffered and I have it from the event of her adoption. Reading stories about abuse or neglect make me panic-y and nervous that someone will take my daughter away from me
When I hear parents talk about having their child removed, I start to feel anxiety like the child they are fighting to parent is my child.

I feel like a total weirdo. Anyone else feel this way?
 

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I don't have any advice for you, but wanted to offer a
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The good news is that this means you have a heart.
 

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I fear I may be lining for an explosion myself. We've been in fight or flight mode for nearly 19 mos now, and it's all a battle. Once the battle stops, one way or another, I fear the screeching halt. I fear her returning home and the screeching halt of the case that has been nearly center-stage in my life for so long.

I don't think you're alone. Can you seek out a therapist to process your emotions? I have begun thinking about it and checking around, kind of bracing for impact. It's a really big "fight" going through this battle. It is bound to have lasting repercussions.

Many, many hugs to you.
 
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