Tag: adoptee loss

  • An ICU for Hurting Adoptees?

    An ICU for Hurting Adoptees?

    Where can you take an adoptee for intensive help? If you go to the psych unit at the hospital, they don’t even mention adoption-related trauma as a possible issues of depression, anxiety, or self-destructive thoughts and behaviors.   There is a place, online, where adoptees can go and be with other adoptees who’ve been where…

  • Adoptees Ready to Launch?

    Adoptees Ready to Launch?

    Children want and need to become their own persons. Adopted kids seek autonomy, too, while at the same time needing a safe place to verbalize the conflicting emotions that being adopted often evokes. The task of individuating for the adopted child is unique as well as complex, for it involves the dual-identity once again. With…