What would you do if everything you were taught to believe was wrong?
Travel with Valerie as she explains what it was like to become a foster parent, adopt, and be “that mother.” She notices that something’s not quite right but is dismissed, even after the abuse starts. Threatened by professionals and shamed for asking for the support her family needs, she begins to question who she is.
As Valerie embarks on a quest to find the reasons behind her adopted children’s behavior, medical and mental health professionals point fingers at each other, and other professionals blame the issues on medication and a mother who demands perfection. Then one day she finds the strength to start holding the professionals accountable. It doesn’t stop the threats or judgments, but it leads her to the next level as a special needs and mental health advocate.
End of the Rainbow: A Memoir of a Mother’s Journey takes a deep dive into systemic failures, and into a mother’s strength and heart. This is a haunting journey that will make you question the things you thought you knew.