A year of stability.
A year of reclaiming their childhood.
A year of learning how to be a part of a family.
A year of learning trust.
There are still issues to overcome but they are much smaller then they were a year ago.
These kids don't know it but they have a gift, they have a gift of their childhood. They have many years in which to play and make childhood memories. They don't have to worry if there will be food on the table or appropriate clothing to wear. (It took Michelle 9 months to finally say that she was full after a meal.)
They still have many years to build sibling bonds and learn appropriate relationships.
I grew up protected. I thought that every child was free to play and enjoy their childhood.
Now I know that is not true, to have a healthy childhood is a gift.