A True account of an adoption breakdown spanning 13 years.......
I was at work when the phone call came from social services, would we (my Husband and I) be interested in a little girl named M, aged 2 years 5 months.....After 10 long years of trying for a baby of our own, The humiliating infertility procedures that all proved unsuccessful, the expense and uncertainty of IVF. The year in limbo, the paper work the assessments and courses, before finally being approved for siblings...........This was the moment we had both been waiting for.
Our house had become a home..................only years later our home became a prison.
How naive we were to think that love would be enough. Our beloved adopted daughter was damaged long before she came to us. She was damaged in the womb, by her binge drinking alcoholic Mother, and further damaged by neglect and not having a constant primary carer.
This is the true story of our struggle to cope with a complex little girl, trying to get social services and other professionals to take our concerns seriously.
its about feeling like a failure when in fact we were failed by the system.
Love is not enough.support is everything!