my husband and i are adopting his 5 year old cousin. he has been living with us since december and we feel like we are doing our best with him. we have three children of our own (ages 7, 5, & 2) and we try to treat them all the same. his mom is signing over her rights and wants him to stay with us. we want to give him a better life than he had and felt that since i stay at home and go to school online that i could handle everything. i am not sure i can follow through without help now. my husband is only home one day a week and i deal with the kids by myself. my new sone needs counciling as well as my other children to help everyone accept the new situation, but i can't figure out where to start. he is a very defiant child and i cannot seem to break through. he is very loving and is happy to be with us, but how do i get his trust? if anyone has any advise, i would greatly appreciate anything.
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