Adoptive parents think they are giving us a great compliment with these words, but more than often, they wound. When well-meaning parents say, “We love you just like you’re our own,” their child may naturally wonder or hopefully ask, “Well, if I’m not your own, then whose am I? Where is my real family? Where…
Celebrating the Scab Over Verrier’s Primal Wound. Is it really possible for adopted, fostered, or step children to heal from such a profound wound? In order to know the answer, we must study what healing looks like here.