Monthly Archives: September 2017

I Wish I Could Be Somebody Else

Adopted and foster kids often have no sense of self. They may pick out someone they admire and copy them…even down to hairstyles and clothes. That was the way it was for me. I was not only rejected by my birth mother, but even more painfully, rejected by my very own self.

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Emotionally Absent….An Open Letter to Adoptive and Foster Dads

Dear Dads, You have a role in your daughter’s life that no one else can fill. As an adopted person, I believe our sense of self worth is foundational to our relationship with you. You set the pattern for male relationships for life. If you are emotionally absent, we will believe that is normal and seek out those that act

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