loss and grief

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 […]
May 29, 2017
Adoption trauma is a topic that we need to take start taking seriously. Adoptees are four times more like to attempt suicide than non-adoptees, yet adoptees rarely receive the mental health therapy they need. Many adoptees are suffering in silence unable to break away from depression and anxiety because the trauma was never validated nor was therapy made available.

Adoption Trauma Therapists You Need to Know

With the passing of three adoptees by suicide in just three weeks, I decided this list is much needed for adoptees and adoptive parents. Adoption trauma […]
November 9, 2015

Celebrating Through Adoption Loss and Trauma

 “No matter how talented or bright I was it did not seem to matter because every game I played I felt like I lost. No matter […]