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Oct 28, 2013
April:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

You were failed by the system, the school and everyone in your community. People do nothing out of fear. Not just fear of the person they know or suspect is abusing, but fear of how their lives will change if they speak out. Fear of how they might have to stand alone. So people go about their business, forgetting or choosing to ignore that when they don't speak up for those without a voice, they are just as guilty as they would be inflicting the abuse themselves. They are the enablers. They are the bystanders who choose the abuser over the victim. So if there is one thing that you've become passionate about as a result of what you endured, I'd say speaking up for those who can't speak up for themselves. Find a way to turn the pain you suffered into something powerful for someone else, April. And when you do that, you also help to heal your Self. And always remember that just because you were adopted, then rejected by those sick and twisted adoptive parents doesn't mean that you weren't lovable. You did nothing wrong. You were perfect as you were. Believe that. And treat your Self with the love, dignity and respect that you deserve. Don't ever accept the lies you've been told, either directly or indirectly. The world is a better place because you're in it. I send you love, light and healing energy. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Oct 29, 2013
So many crimes committed
by: Anonymous

April, I hope you're out of that house now...and THANK GOODNESS YOU SURVIVED. As for the bystanders, I can't believe that they really let you down! I would personally convince them that they didn't need to be scared of those sick beasts anymore and that being scared of them is NOT an excuse for said brutes to abuse you. You really sound like a brave person; you still need to report them ASAP because, speaking of what you described, they could be abusing other kids as well, so TELL, TELL, TELL!!! Please look into reporting those psychopaths. You're not only doing it for yourself; you'll also be doing it for other kids.

Oct 29, 2013
The dignity you still deserve
by: Anonymous

April, I'm glad that you've been working to get out of that place.

My story is a bit similar to yours and my parents, too, are very ballistic, sadistic and abusive. The only difference is that they have my brother too, which they prefer more than me. Anyway, tell someone you really trust and keep telling until he/she will finally listen to you and help you.

Oct 29, 2013
Survivor
by: April S

I've been out for awhile now. Can't report it because SOL expired before I was aware I cld do something. Tried to find an attny that wld help with civil justice but having no luck. There's still kids there & I can't just call CPS & report it. They have been foster parents for over 30yrs & cps wldn't believe it. I'm afraid that there's nothing I or anyone else can do except pray these kids survive like i did.

Oct 29, 2013
Please don't give them what they want...
by: Anonymous

April, what your "parents" did to you...you deserved so much better than what they did to you. As for what you were forced to go through, I've been there and no one believed me at all when I tried to tell them many times that my parents tried to destroy and kill me. Anyway, shame on the system for dropping the ball!

*yells at said system for their ignorance*

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