I knew they were being disrupted from their first foster placement because of behavior issues.

I tried to get as much information as I could. This included talking to her early intervention preschool teacher.

We spoke on the phone.

She said,

She rarely smiles. She does not interact with others. She is withdrawn and only comes out of her shell for snack time. She loves her cookies.

I was warned. I was even given names for the storm.

Only. To understand the nature of a hurricane is a very different thing than living through it.