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  •  My son has FAS (0+ / 0-)

    and is seriously mentally ill. I deeply sympathize with your neighbors, and with the diarist. Services were just not there when my son was in his teens, with hormones exacerbating his problems. There simply were almost no children's beds, and even overnight respite was very difficult to access. I wanted to adopt another child, but we never were in good shape long enough for me to consider it possible.

    He is now 28 and currently on the streets. It's a different kind of parenting than we hope for, but family is family nonetheless.

    Best wishes to the diarist - I hope this time in residential treatment works, and that your son is there long enough to benefit.

    Republicans want to make government small enough to fit in your vagina..

    by ramara on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 02:35:05 PM PDT

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