"We Are On Our Own In This" Last weekend I received a call from adoptive mom, Brenna, who was desperately searching for help for her family. She and her husband, John, had adopted a sibling group of three many years ago. (Names and situation has been altered to protect confidentiality.) The children are now in… Continue reading “We Are On Our Own In This”
Tag: reactive attachment disorder
Selecting A Therapist for Your Foster or Adopted Child
Selecting A Therapist for Your Foster or Adopted Child Many parents begin to seek counseling as soon as their child comes home while other families may not see a need arise until a later time, such as adolescence. (I would strongly suggest finding a therapist before there is a critical need for one.) For most… Continue reading Selecting A Therapist for Your Foster or Adopted Child
Is This behavior Normal Or Is It Adoption Related?
Is This Behavior Normal Or Is It Adoption Related? Jodi, mother of 5 year old Sasha, voices a common concern, “I am a parent who wonders if some of the ‘issues’ I see in my child are normal or adoption related; I wonder if therapy would help her? I am a wholehearted believer in the… Continue reading Is This behavior Normal Or Is It Adoption Related?
Is It Secure or Insecure? The Four Attachment Styles
Is It Secure or Insecure? The Four Attachment Styles Cathy adopted 15 year old, Rachel, from foster care at eight months. Cathy shares in session, “Rachel is on the dance team at school. This week they performed in front of the whole school; Rachel was nervous about it. I saw her come into the gym,… Continue reading Is It Secure or Insecure? The Four Attachment Styles
I Feel Like Giving Up
Today's post is taken from the book, Devotions of Comfort and Hope for Adoptive & Foster Moms, found on page 15. (The devotional is FREE for those who have Kindle Unlimited on Amazon.) I wrote the devotional along with adoptive mom, Lisa Edmunds; this is one her writing pieces. Lisa is an amazing writer, and she truly… Continue reading I Feel Like Giving Up