How to Grieve Adoption Loss

Dear friends,
I just finished taping a radio show with Rebecca Vahle, Supervisor of the Family to Family Adoption Program of Denver’s Parker Hospital. Here’s what I promised listeners.
It’s a way to help your children work through unresolved grief and loss.
Shoot me a reply if you have questions!

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How to Construct A Grief Box

1. Explain “Adoption Project”

2. Select a Box Large Enough to Contain Several Items

3. Make a List of What Makes You Feel Sad

4. Find Items that Represent Each Item on the “Sad List”

5. Remove Items One at a Time and Pour your Heart Out to Someone You Love.

6. Forgive: Ask God to Forgive You for All you’ve Done to Hurt Him and Others, and to Help You Forgive Others Who Have Hurt You
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7. Choose to Give Thanks for Each Loss because God will make you stronger through it and help you to know Him better.

8. Place your box on a shelf until you experience another loss and then repeat the process.

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