Sometimes it’s hard not to feel isolated in the adoption community. Like you’re drowning in your struggles. Adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents, extended family – we’re all tiptoeing through the minefield, looking around to see if anyone’s noticed the train wreck we survived.
But we are not alone.
The power of a mother’s love fighting entrenched trauma and pain.
Adoptive mothers often feel excluded by the pre-baby excitement and celebration. Here are ways to include your friend in those mommy conversations.
A birthmother looks at the numbers. Painful history, pressure, and a four country comparison on adoption rates.
A foster parent’s advice for those who are experiencing this terrifying loss.
One fifteen-year-old’s thoughts on being adopted.
From a woman who’s both an adoptee and first mother – a brutally honest look at how some see adoption.
Parenting, children with early childhood trauma, and the danger of compassion fatigue.