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  • 160pages
  • Born Broken: An Adoptive Journey
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  • English
  • 14 October 2019
  • 0892217545

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Read & Download Born Broken: An Adoptive Journey ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Have hurt people I hate that school is hard I hate that I always make the wrong choice I hate living like this People need to know what this is like People need to know that drinking while pregnant is never okay People need to know The story began like a dream A child is born with all the possibilities of a bright future Nearby a loving family waits for the son they have always dreamed of When they become a family through adoption little league playdates birthday parties and college scholarships all seem within the grasp of this all American family But when the fairy tale ended The family realizes their precious child is struggling with the most basic developmental milestones and they vow to love himHowever the truth. Kristin s tenderhearted memoir of raising her adoptive son Alexander drew me in and I found myself bartering Only 3 pages then I HAVE to get the dishes done And then of course I read the whole next chapter wholly ignoring the chores that needed my attentionAs a foster and adoptive parent I knew about FASD but I was naive about how it affects a whole family As I expected I will highly recommend this book to all foster and adoptive familiesWhat I didn t expect is that I would recommend this book to all moms Her vulnerability and candor about what it means to be an imperfect mom parenting a broken child had me sucking in my breath at times thinking yeah me too Sure our families look different We have never had a FASD diagnosis But I can definitely relate to loving with everything in me still getting it wrong sometimes and waiting for God s grace to come in where I have falteredOverall this is a beautiful testament to the power of family of love of vulnerability and of hope in God s redemption Love Is a Four Letter Word yeah me too Sure our families look different We have never had a FASD diagnosis But I can definitely relate to loving with everything in me still getting it wrong sometimes and waiting for God s grace to come in where I have falteredOverall this is a beautiful testament to the power of family of love of vulnerability and of hope in God s redemption

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Read & Download Born Broken: An Adoptive Journey ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A must read for prospective adoptive and foster parents as well as those already in the trenches of caring for a child affected by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and substance abuse early childhood trauma abandonment and attachment issues This book is an eyes wide open look into one family's adoption journey Kristin Berry tells her family's adoption story honestly and does not shy away from the challenges she and her family has faced including isolation and depression Written with her son's blessings in the hopes that others will learn about and understand what it is like to live with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome FAS and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders FASD Mom you need to write the truth It is hard to live with FASD I hate that I. As a foster parent and adoptive mom I related well to much of the author s story However the overarching message of the book to me was hopelessnessI recognize the reality that not every story has a happy ending and I appreciate that details were not sugar coated in the book But as I talked through the synopsis with my husband I cannot help but wonder what the author hoped to accomplish with this book What did she want readers to take away If I was not already involved it would surely not compel me to look into foster care or pursue adoption As a mom in the thick of raising kids with a history of trauma and substance exposure it did not provide insight or resources to assist on the journey It actually left me feeling uite demoralizedOverall I would not recommend the book My heart does ache for this family and I pray for miraculous turn in the life of Alexander The Longest Afternoon you need to write the truth It is hard to live with FASD I hate that I. As a foster parent and adoptive mom I related well to much of the author s story However the overarching message of the book to me was hopelessnessI recognize the reality that not every story has a happy ending and I appreciate that details were not sugar coated in the book But as I talked through the synopsis with my husband I cannot help but wonder what the author hoped to accomplish with this book What did she want readers to take away If I was not already involved it would surely not compel me to look into foster care or pursue adoption As a mom in the thick of raising kids with a history of trauma and substance exposure it did not provide insight or resources to assist on the journey It actually left me feeling uite demoralizedOverall I would not recommend the book My heart does ache for this family and I pray for miraculous turn in the life of Alexander

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Read & Download Born Broken: An Adoptive Journey ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Of their son's condition is something that even the strongest family could not undo His brain has been damaged by alcohol before he was even born Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is the leading cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities in the United States and there is no cure One family's powerful story of faith began The fight to advocate for their adopted son in a world that did not understand left this family feeling exhausted and hopeless The isolation of their reality almost destroyed their marriage and their family until they found strength in a community they never knew existed They found families that were struggling too They stepped out of isolation and together they found faith and hope once aga. I want to thank the author for such an honest portrayal of the struggles her family has faced Writing from the stance of her strong Christian faith doesn t make it any less relatable and her end thoughts really struck me We adopters are only human