adoption loss

April 7, 2018
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More Harm Than Good: Focusing Solely on the Positive Adoption Narrative

    When people think about adoption, the first thought that often comes to mind is the joy of adoption, not loss or trauma.     […]
June 26, 2017
There are a number factors that vary that can make adoptees experience either positive or negative or both. Those factors include—open adoption or closed adoption, whether the adopted child has a relationship with their birth family or not, if the adopted child has received counseling, how educated their adoptive parents are in adoption trauma, and how supportive adoptive parents are of their adopted child's desires, thoughts, and feelings as an adoptee.

Understanding the Happiness and Hurt Adoptees Feel

  As an adult adoptee, I have often felt pressured to choose a side—you are either a happy adoptee or an angry adoptee. There is no […]
June 7, 2017

Top 5 Adoption Trauma Books You Must Read

The more I speak with adoptive parents, the more I am learning that adoption agencies and adoption professionals rarely educate or prepare prospective and hopeful adoptive […]
November 17, 2015

Forgiving My Birth Mother

 A reader discovered my blog by typing in a Google search, “How to Forgive My Birth Mother.” Google has all these analytics that show you how […]