"My mother abused me my whole life, and one day I finally couldn't take any more and told a teacher. CPS was called, and as soon as my mom realized what was going on, she raced to the police station and told them that an hour previously I had gone crazy and tried to [end the life of] my baby sister so that I looked like the [unstable] one, and nothing I said would be taken seriously. I was removed from the school in handcuffs and immediately taken to the county courthouse, where I had to face my mother in a trial. I chose not to testify because I knew it wouldn't help, but in the end the judge realized that she was [unbalanced] and I wasn't.
I had the choice between being put in a psychiatric hospital for teens or going home, so I chose the loony bin. Five days later my aunt came from another state and adopted me. My family doesn't talk about it, and to this day my mother maintains that I was a horrible child and I was 'sent away' for my 'own good,' and that she is so happy I am better now."