The Boy Who Cried Abuse

Devon was a boy who cried wolf. On several occasions, he claimed workers had purposely hurt him. When he mumbled about Mr. Myron beating him up. My stomach churned not knowing what was true, what was exaggeration, and what was an outright lie. It was hard to imagine a worker beating Devon, but not hard at all to imagine Devon accidentally hitting his head during a restraint. I was pretty sure this was somehow Devon’s own fault, and that the investigation would bear that out, but were those fingermarks on his neck? How could that be an accident?

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I live in Charlotte, NC with my family and am working on a memoir about raising my adopted son, Devon.

4 thoughts on “The Boy Who Cried Abuse”

  1. This was a very interesting but sad article. Keri, I really feel for you and your family. I had a close friend who went through this with an adopted daughter and they ended up rescinding the adoption. So sad for the families and the child.

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