"I strongly believe that my commitment has added meaningful value to my daughter's life."

When she accuses her adoptive father of sexual abuse, a thirteen-year-old girl referred to as "Cordelia" is removed from parental custody and placed in state care. Cordelia is no ordinary disgruntled teenager in rebellion. She experiences reactive attachment disorder (RAD) after severe mistreatment from her birth mother. It causes her to reveal inappropriately intimate details of the alleged abuse to anyone who will listen, including perfect strangers. Meanwhile, she vacillates between shunning and craving contact with her adoptive parents. Her adoptive mother does not share this desire, and for the second time in Cordelia's life, a mother figure abandons her. The dysfunctional and overworked Department of Child and Family Services cannot adequately address her mental health problems and places credence in each of her ever-changing accounts of parental abuse. Only one person remains steadfast in his devotion to Cordelia's best interest—the very father she accused.

Cambridge’s trilogy, of which this is the final installment, details the author’s quest as Cordelia’s adoptive father for the right to reunite with and care for the fragile girl he calls his "forever daughter." The text includes both imaginary and delicately edited real court documents from the entire dependency court case. To discern between actual and theoretical documents, one must read carefully. The author is quick to explain that although he lives with Asperger's syndrome, he is a fully competent adult, with fatherly feelings and concerns, who simply happens to have a disability. This is a refreshing perspective on disability in general. Throughout, he encourages parents in similar situations to stand up to the judicial system for themselves and the welfare of their children and offers suggestions, based on his own experience, of how to go about it. He offers hope for reconciliation with an account of his reunions with Cordelia and the current, full healing of their relationship.

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