- Oct 22, 2008
Hello, I'm Graceelsie and I am here because I have an "adoptive daughter" with mental health difficulties. She also has very mild learning difficulties and is classed as a "vulnerable adult". S is in her twenties and a relative through my first marriage (I am now in my second) and she came to live with us as if our daughter in spring 2007. She spent her teens in foster care after being neglected and abused as a child and then went into an abusive marriage and ended up losing her two children, one of whom was adopted away from her against her will and one who is being brought up by his paternal grandmother and she only gets four hours a year access. She had a breakdown just after she came to live with us.They think she has Conversion Disorder and PTSD but nobody seems very sure and we are not getting any help to cope as her carers. I also have a son in his twenties from my first marriage living at home with us who has autism and learning difficulties and I suffer from M.E. so life is a bit hard and I am just looking for people to talk to who know what it's like.