Category Archives: trauma

Adoptees and Foster Kids MUST Honor Abusive Parents…Really?

The problem of abuse in adoptive and foster homes is a secret adoptees and foster kids think they must keep. Sherrie says just the opposite. Be bold and tell a safe person or group exactly what happened to you.

What is an adoptee or foster kid, teen, or adult to do if parents are abusive? Adoptee Sherrie Eldridge had been taught that she was to “honor” them. In her mind, that meant, keeping the secret. That lie was blasted open when a trusted counselor taught her the true meaning of “honoring” her parents.

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Adopted and Foster Kids Can Survive Winters

With romanticized societal views about adoption and foster care, it is difficult to put a positive spin on your experience when you are in a winter of your life. There is something very special about living through the winter of one’s life touched by adoption and foster care, though. Let Sherrie share it with you?

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An Adoptee’s Search for the Missing Face

Finding the MIssing FAce

An adoptee searches for a face in a crowd that resembles her own. If we could only see the face of the lost birth mother/father, the hurt would magically disappear. The grief would be resolved and the life-long repercussions of traumatic adoption loss would be mitigated. Oops…adoptee fantasy. True, those who have found the missing face through reunion have experienced

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