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I recently adopted my grand nephews who were abused by my niece and put into foster care 6 years ago. I have had them for almost a year. I am noticing one of my sons who received the brunt of the abuse is very aggressive towards women. Do you have any advice on how to help him get through his anger and learn to be better with girls/women? Please let me know.


Hi Stephanie!
    I can only share what I'd do in the same situation, and you know your boys better than I do. However, I'd definitely look into taking them for some therapy. All adoptive children suffer loss and in some cases, trauma. Sounds like the years of abuse have caused some problems that you're now starting to see. You should be able to contact your county's foster and family services department and see what assistance they can provide.

Best of luck to you!!

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Cathy Walker


I can answer questions related to domestic newborn adoption. I cannot answer questions about the foster care system or international adoption.


I have two adopted children and both were adopted at birth here in the U.S.A. Our first adoption experience began with an agency and then we ended up using an adoption attorney for the adoption. Our second adoption was a private adoption with an adoption attorney only.

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