"Rebecca" from Bulgaria

"Rebecca" was sexually abused in her birth home in Bulgaria. She spent 2 years recovering in the orphanage, only to be placed at age 7 in a US adoptive family where her father sexually abused her for 3 year before discovery.
Date: 2004-12-16
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father


United States
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Child Abuse and worse2004-12-16

I can't belive this

I can not believe a man can do that. Rebecca, you must be strong and get over it, though it is very difficult. I can not believe it. What will get people to do in the future?
Alice, Buzau

children so young so hurt

lilies grottoi pray in jesus name for mighty warrior angels to come down to us on earth and stop every abuse.

Silent prayers

When I was little, before going to sleep, I would pray to God...my phantom unseen heaven-found father. "Please God... please help me.  Please save me.  Please find my mommy.  Please let my daddy (Afather) grow strong and take me away from these horrible people surrounding me, and find a way to take care of me."

I used to wait for a sign, a signal... I would go to sleep crying not loud enough to be heard, but loud enough so if anyone was really listening, he/she would find me.  I used to read the bible, so I could understand God, my Heavenly Father, and religious practices much better.  I used to do whatever I could to understand why horrible things happen to really good children, and why people do what they do.  Crazy as it may seem, I used to envy Jesus because even though at one point he felt forsaken by his own original father, he always had his loving mother, whenever she was wanted and needed.

As I grew older, I stopped praying to God for help and rescue.  I sadly accepted the only way to survive, grow, and become a better new Me was difficult, but quite simple -- if I was going to live a better life, be a better me, I had to save myself, leaving the one parent-figure I loved and wanted, behind.

I'm a 42 year old wife and mother, and feel, because of what my adoption experience has cursed and gifted me, I see life, religious groups, and human beings through a different lens than most.  Indeed, there are times I agree... an army of angels, and humans, led by God, Himself, are needed to help correct the many evil wrong-doings taking place in this world, including Adoptionland.

Question that has always plagued someone like me, the eternal child always praying for answers and relief....  how many are up to the real challenge children of the day present?  How many people on this earth, with or without the aid of God and an army of angels, are willing to stand-up and fight for the wronged and disadvantaged?  How many are willing to talk the talk, (because it sounds so good) but remain afraid to walk the walk (because the alienating burden is too huge)?  

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