From Huffington Post's Elaine Hall.
My first marriage was in trouble long before we adopted our
23-month-old son, Neal, from a Russian orphanage. That Neal was
diagnosed with autism shortly before his 3rd birthday, only put
Miracle-Gro on an already fragile family system.
Sure, the stresses of autism were undeniable: Neal didn't sleep (which, of course, meant our sleep
was compromised). He spun around in circles, opened and closed cabinet
doors, pulled pictures off walls and could tantrum for hours. Autism