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Dec 05, 2010
Gracelyn:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

You DO deserve this loving family. You deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and with loving kindness. Your father is twisted, and what he did to you is nothing short of evil and criminal. I hope he's in prison. Now it's your time to blossom into a loving caring young woman; and that can happen for you if you stay where you are. And please, talk to your therapist about what you are feeling and thinking. S/he will be able to help you put these feelings into perspective. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Dec 05, 2010
bless you brave girl
by: Anonymous

You desvire thatfamily im 13 that put tear in my eye dont run awayy wow your brave bless you so much !well done love <3 :'(

Dec 06, 2010
Please talk to your foster family
by: Anonymous

Gracelyn, your so-called father (if you still want to call him that) is a truly sick, uneducated, uncaring, unloving, sadistic beast and I hope that he gets incarcerated for all those terrible crimes that he committed against you because you did nothing wrong. You were the child, he was the adult. He had all the power and he misused that power over you. Oh, and he is wrong. you are not ugly, you are beautiful. Kudos to the principal for stepping in and taking action against that beast of a father. However, shame on that teacher of yours for turning a blind eye to that terrible cruelty inflicted upon you because the teacher should've raised the red flags. However, I'm glad your foster family is with you now because they are so sweet for doing that! While you're with them, please talk to them about what that psychopath of a father did to you and please erase all the memories about your father destroying your beautiful long hair, burning you on the stove and in the tub and even forcing you to look at the dead dogs. Counselling will also help.

Dec 06, 2010
you deserve to be happy and safe!
by: My Two Cents

Gracelyn, please NEVER think that your foster family deserves a better foster daughter! You did NOTHING wrong, it is your "father" who was way out of line.

You deserve to be safe and cared for, to be loved for who you are, and respected by other people in your life. Your foster family is there to fulfill that role in your life.
Please give them and yourself a fair chance to make this work.

I must take a moment to briefly say the teacher you told when you arrived at school soaking wet and half frozen, who did nothing, was disappointing to read about.

So you know, people in certain professions such as teachers, nurses, doctors, social workers (not all of them work in child welfare), and child care workers, these people are mandated reporters. They are required by the law and their professional associations and lisencing bodies to report SUSPICIONS of child abuse to child welfare. You presented with a CLEAR CUT case of child NEGLECT and you further TOLD the teacher what your "dad" did.

I find it incredible that the teacher did not act on this info and get you help earlier and I am so grateful that your principal did the right thing. It should NOT have taken that long to get you help.

Be well.

My Two Cents.

Dec 07, 2010
stay
by: kris

Stay where you are you are safe now. Your foster family loves and cares about you. Your dad was messed up not you. IT WASN'T YOUR FAULT! Remember that. You are worthy of love and safety,
okay?

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