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Lived Experience Of Mothers And Children

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Ashleigh Carter remembers when Asia was three, “stum” was thumb and “Elmo” was elbow. Those words echoed painfully and endearingly in Carter’s head over the nearly four years she was separated from her little girl.

“All I knew is that I was helpless and couldn’t be there for her,” confided Carter, 33. “If something is going wrong, you try to console her by saying that it will be alright. But really, all you can do is listen. You bring a child into the world and there’s nothing you can do to protect her.”…READ MORE