Category Archives: birth relatives

What Adopted, Foster Kids Must Know About Emotional Abuse

What to Do When A Parent Abuses You

Many times we enter into relationships with unhealed moms and dads with unhealed pasts and chronic issues.

We all can recognize physical abuse but emotional abuse is incredibly subtle. And, our propensity for connection blinds us to the hurtful elements of the relationship.

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What Adoptive and Foster Parents Can Do When Words Fail

When words fail for adoptive and foster parents the soluation is here

What is a parent to do when his loving words hit the brick wall of their child’s wounded heart? This post provides information about connecting with one’s higher power.

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How Adoptees and Foster Kids Can Prepare for Birth Parent Reunions

Adoptee Reunions with Birth Family Must Be Done with Caution and Preparation

An adoptee’s or foster kids’ reunion with birth family members can seem like a milion emotions all at once. It is easy for the reunited adoptee or foster child to feel overwhelmed, like a loser and a victim. Some say you can’t prepare for an adoption reunion, but adoptee veteran Sherrie Eldridge begs to differ. She lists five things adoptees and foster kids must remember in order to be prepared.

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