The Word Among Us

October 2009 Issue

A Pilgrimage for Nicholas

Was there any hope for our disturbed, violent son?

By: Bernadette Nelson*

A Pilgrimage for Nicholas: Was there any hope for our disturbed, violent son? by Bernadette Nelson*

Nicholas was one year old and had been in four foster homes when my husband, Tom, and I adopted him from Guatemala. We realized he might have problems but were eager to lvoe this little boy, along with four other children

It soon became obvious, however, that our new son had been severely wounded by losing one home and family after another. After six months...

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