Foster Child Blog
Very moving writing i'm sure many of you will relate to the feelings
"Not Just Orphans
We are not just orphans you are taking into your home. We are not just children that were found sleeping on the streets. We are victims. We are traumatized. We have been fighting to survive for years. Can you imagine what it is like to be afraid of your own parent? Do you know how it feels to see a mother hold her child, and never have known that? To see a father laugh with his child, and never know such joy? We see that in other parents, and feel such loss, such intense sadness. We are not just homeless children, we are broken toys. That's what we were to the people who were supposed to care for us...toys. Just helpless victims to be toyed with. Remember that if you are kind to us, we will see it as a trick. We will be waiting for the hammer to fall. Remember that if you try to hug us, we will push you away, or stiffen in fear. We will be waiting for that humiliating touch. Remember that if you buy us gifts, we will wonder why. We will be waiting for what secret you want us to keep. This doesn't mean you should stop being kind, just that you must believe that we are worth the effort. It will not be easy for you, but please keep trying, and one day, just maybe, we will finally feel loved. (Posted by dc64)"
And just for completeness, blog site about the care system "Exposing the Child Protective Industry for what it really is" with lots of links to stories legally kidnapped