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An Abused Child Now Adopted

by LC

This is actually about the beautiful boy Seth I adopted. I don't know a lot about his past except that he was taken away from abusive parents. He doesn't talk about it and I respect that, and we are still working up his trust, which is coming along quite well. He's a very sweet boy and absolutely loves attention. When I adopted him his hair had never been cut and he was very thin with hardly any meat at all on his bones, his hair was halfway down his back and very knotted and dirty. I promised him he would never have to go through that ever again. He's very insecure and likes to hide behind his hair, and I respect that, so we had his hair cut to his shoulders, since I was once insecure and hid behind my hair. He's come a long way and is meeting people at his new school and trusting much better. He loves to get his hair brushed and be cuddled. He is a very well-behaved gentleman but is very tense around strangers. I've been taking him to a counsellor and it's been working out great. He seems to have a lot of trust in his counsellor, as he will let her move his hair out of his eyes to speak to her and isn't very tense.

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