One of the worst abuse cases in California's history came to an end on March 5, 1973. David Pelzer entered foster care at the age of 12 due to the severe abuse he endured at the hand of his alcoholic mother. The abuse became so terrible that she actually started referring to Dave as an "It" instead of a child, her son, or Dave. Pelzer recorded his incredible story through a series of books beginning with, A Child Called "It".
About the ManA short profile about Dave Pelzer.
Book Reviews on Pelzer's Books
- The David Pelzer Mega Quiz - Questions come from the above two books and the profile.
- David Pelzer's Official Home Page
Other Resources Regarding Child Abuse and Information for Those Who Parent Abused Children
Adoption Book Review: Risk and Promise: A Handbook for Parents Adopting a Child from Overseas - A great resource for not only the international adoptive parent, but for domestic adoptive parents as well as foster parents.