Just about every time when I wonder if what we’re doing here at BB is doing any good I receive an e-mail like this…
I stumbled upon this site quite by accident. thank you for these articles. As a young girl, I was horribly abused by my adoptive parents. I am fortunate to be here today, and my heart aches for all the children written about here. I am a mom of two grown sons. Once, when my oldest was a toddler, I…hit him. He was crying…and I was inebriated. Does that excuse my behavior? Not by a LOOONG shot. Did I ever do it again? NO WAY. The cycle of abuse CAN be broken. When he was 3, he let me know that a male friend had “hurt his wee-wee and bottom.” What I did next was call the police, and took another (trusted) male to the Sicko’s house and threatened his penis as well as his life. I guess I just want to say that we can all learn to be better parents, and we can learn how to protect our babies when they can’t do it themselves. Thank you. I will keep reading!
As an adoptee myself I’m sorry to hear that you’re adoptive parents were abusive. While my dad wasn’t exactly father of the year and can only imagine what my situation would have been like had I not been adopted. But I digress.
Thank you for this e-mail and letting us know that we are actually making somewhat of a difference.