Born Broken: An Adoptive Journey

Born Broken: An Adoptive Journey

by Kristin Berry


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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, 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 him more. However, the truth 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 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 again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892217540
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7

1 Heartbeat 9

2 Bad News 15

3 Missed Birthday 21

4 Garbage Bags 27

5 Daddies Are Scary 35

6 Cat Scratch 41

7 Her First Words 47

8 Praying for a Brother 53

9 Persistent Prayers 59

10 Prayers Answered 65

11 An Abundance of Brothers 71

12 A Sad Happy Sad Homecoming 77

13 Unexpected Diagnosis 83

14 Hoarding, Stealing, and Loneliness 89

15 Rage Monster 95

16 Good Life 101

17 Unexpected Peace 107

18 Psychiatric Ward 115

19 Depression 127

20 Just a Normal Kid 135

21 Arrested 143

22 Broken Pieces 149

23 Born Broken 155

FASD Quick Facts 159

Resources 160

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