Does my son really mean this?
I just met him for the first time 4 months ago and things have not been great. He's 14 and very angry at me, I guess. His mother lost her parental rights when he was 3 and he's in foster care. I never knew I was his father before a year ago. I'm trying to get to know him and integrate him into the family, but it's like he's determined to hate me. I'm really trying to get through to him, but he's so angry at the world. It hurts to see him so miserable all the time, and I have no idea how to connect with him. He says he doesn't want me in his life, and I'm starting to believe he's being serious.