These are words people associate with adoption.
These are a few of the diagnoses kids receive based on their symptoms.
Families seek medical and psychiatric care; they look for support groups and therapist. They search and wear themselves out. They lose hope.
But sometimes there are miracles that help. A lot.
A recent article in the New York Times entitled "Wonder Dog" by author Melissa Faye Greene (whose memoir I wrote about here) explores a beautiful kind of therapy and companionship for such kids (and adults): a canine therapy dog. A wonder dog.