“I brought her from a country where she would have starved to death, and then I bring her here. Here for this!”
Her baby girl was violated.
A loving mother. An adoptive mother. A mother who loves the children of others. A mother who loves children with abandon. A ferocious protector.
Yet it happened.
“Your daughter is here.” I said. “She’s alive. You made no mistake by bringing her to the states. And she told.”
So much to be thankful for, but understandably this loving mother felt guilty and hurt for her child.
Would she have knowingly put her child at risk? Never. Would she have protected her child from the sexual violation if she had any clue? You bet.
|Photography by Christy Mae. Used by permission. Copyright 2012|
Sexual abuse whispers lies to its victims, and to the victims caught in the ripple. “I shouldn't have adopted her. This is all my fault.”
I’m glad this mother spoke with me. I’m glad she shared the lies, so together we could look at the truth.