Adoption was not given to me as an option -- it was more like a punishment.
Living six people to a tent is an enterprise I would give zero stars to.
As helpers, we have to realize that control is not the answer, either for us or for our clients. We can reach out, support, care, listen, reflect, and suggest. We cannot make a life that is unbearable bearable.
The way she treated me, she made it seem like I was the worst student in the world. They were having money troubles, so I was surprised when she told me they had put down a deposit on an apartment and she had bought a used truck.
Every time his picture pops up, it's like a punch in the gut.