Adopting Darrell: A Mother's Faith Journey in Parenting a Profoundly Difficult Child

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Hannibal Books, Jan 1, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 144 pages
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Carol Weishampel joyfully opens her heart and home to angelic-looking Darrell--a "shaken," abused baby whose horrific injuries leave him blind and retarded. But adopting Darrell quickly becomes an hourly, uphill struggle, even for this seasoned mom and professional educator. This single parent and her other, subsequent adopted children literally are held hostage by Darrell's violent temper tantrums and untrainable behavior. What difference can Weishampel possibly make in the life of this uncommunicative boy? What purpose do those such as Darrell have on earth? Weishampel's poignant search to answer these and other profound questions leaves a helpful legacy of hope for anyone who has ever loved a special-needs or severely disabled child.

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User Review  - Moonpie -

This book reminded me of how God equips and sends very exceptional people such as Ms. Weishample to care for children with special needs. Darrell story is heart breaking. Premature, abused at birth ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Weishampel is a retired teacher with a doctorate in education. She homeschools her youngest son and volunteers extensively.

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