Almost 40 and now beginning inner child work to heal from my abandonment.
I was adopted at the age of 3 and taken away from my adoptive parent when I was 12 due to physical and emotional abuse. Shortly after that they decided they didn't want me back. After several years in the foster care system and many instances of running away, the courts gave me back to my adoptive parents who left me on the streets the same night they picked me up. I was 16 then.
After years of coping with the severe pain of abandonment along with ptsd from childhood trauma, I am finally beginning inner child work.