I just finished reading “Raising Abel” by Carolyn Nash.  It’s a true story about a woman who fostered, and then adopted, a young boy who had been subjected to horrible abuse by his birth parents.  I loved this book.  It was hard to read, since what this boy went through was so intense.  But, it is an honest story about the hardships of raising children who have been traumatized.  All the acting out that Abel does is so very close to my own experiences with my daughter.   Definately worth reading!