Your Hurt Child Can Heal and Grow. When a child is adopted, he can arrive with hurts from the past-pain that stunts his emotional growth, and your family's life, too. At some point your parenting dreams can shatter, and raising a hurt child becomes more like a burden than a blessing. But don't give up. With time, patience, informed parenting, and appropriate therapy, your adopted child can heal, grow, and develop beyond what seems possible now. From insights gathered through years of working with adopted kids who have experienced early trauma, Gregory C. Keck and Regina M. Kupecky explain how to manage a hurting child with loving wisdom and resolve, and how to preserve your stability while untangling their thorny hearts. "We hope that what we share will give you strength, courage, and commitment," write the authors. "We hope you will tap into your own resources and creativity to become the parent you've always wanted to be." If you've adopted a child, whatever the circumstances, you'll find hope and healing on these pagesfor you, your family, and especially your adopted child.Keck, Gregory C. is the author of 'Parenting the Hurt Child Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow' with ISBN 9781576833148 and ISBN 1576833143.