Neglect Slows Development
My sister and I were taken from my unfit parents by CPS when I was 8 months old.
When I was 4 years old we were given back to our mother who had a child abuser/molester as a boyfriend because she had my little brother by 4 and a half, all 3 of us were about to be taken again when my Grandma/Mom was our savior and adopted all 3 of us.
About 6 months after we were adopted my birth mom/sister grabbed me by my earlobe and left a thumbprint size bruise on my ear and said I hit my head on the bunk bed, dr proved her wrong and CPS finally got their heads screwed on semi-straight and said if she was going to be around then we were all 3 going to be taken.
When I was adopted I knew how to walk and talk a little but didn’t know how to run or jump if asked to run I would tiptoe my 2 and a half year old brother could move faster walking and asked to jump I would just stare at you with a lost look in my eyes.
My mom told me once when she adopted us she thought I was mentally challenged and always would be she got me into speech and physical therapy and I proved her wrong but that’s my story
I have a very faint memory of being in a corner with a cardboard box about 2 with all my toys around me and I would just play in the corner I was told it was to keep me safe cause all the other kids were older at least my sister and I were kept together.