Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 28, 2014
Liftingtheveil.org shares a statistic from a study claiming more than 28 percent of children experience abuse while in state care. This can cause lasting psychological and emotional damages.
Deloris Dallas is a survivor. After being abandoned by her parents and placed in a foster home in Jamaica at a young age, she encountered abuse and neglect. Determined to live a better life, she eventually fled her homeland to the U.S. Dallas was forced to leave everything behind including her children.
In Dallas’ memoir, “I Thought I Wouldn’t Tell It,” she shares her story of seeking a better life no matter the cost, and her struggle in bringing her children to the U.S. Dallas lives with the scars of her past but has a strong spirit.
Knowing the foster system well and the importance of supportive and stable families, Dallas opened her own foster home in 2005 that provides a safe and caring home for children.
“This book is not about sympathy,” Dallas said. “It’s about reality, no matter where you come from, struggles happen every day.”
About the author
Deloris Dallas has a certification as a medical assistant. She has worked as a teacher’s assistant and operated a Jamaican restaurant with her husband. Dallas is the mother of seven children. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon.