My little RADish, Hope, is currently holding her own. Not doing well, but she can be contained within our structure. As of this moment. Until something changes.
I have many friends who have/are doing their best to raise deeply traumatized children. All give all their love, all try many types of professional help. This week has been a long week for many of them and they have struggled with decisions no parent should ever have to consider. Psychiatric hospitalizations, RTCs, even dissolutions.
If you have a friend IRL struggling with a RADish, have compassion. If you read a blog and someone seems on overload, suspend judgement. No matter who they are, nobody goes into adoption expecting failure.
Support, pray, love these people. They are trying to do an impossible job, and do it well. They have my admiration.