In the wake of news of adoptive parents pushed to the edge of the unthinkable and unimaginable post adoption, here is a call for all experienced adoptive parents to share how they helped their children work through post adoption challenges and behaviors.
I tend to call upon my adoptive parent friends when facing challenges, because I know they will be supportive and understanding. It's very easy to sit on the side-lines and call foul.
It took 1 to 2 months before he began to behave normally. I hate to admit it but when he would wake up crying, often it took a "swat" and stern words to "shock" him back to the point where he could b…More
We have been on our journey to help our daughter for 10 years and it was only in the last year that we believe we finally found the right clinicians to assist her. However, this past summer was espec…More
We have tried help from the system,but have gotten nowhere. The case worker that was suppose to help ended up closing the case with four visits to the park because she said NO One Else was Complainin…More
His aggressive and destructive behaviors continually worsened. His behavior was a safety concern for our daughter. He threatened to stab her with a knife and was obsessed with knives and weapon like …More
It's a daily process. Our son has special needs due to his learning disability. He has ADHD and is oppositional defiant. It can be very draining. We set firm boundaries, enforce household rules, and …More
We spent 18 months trying to seek help for him. Therapists, attendant care workers, medication, religious counsel for us as a family. We installed a home security system. It was so sad for us - we fe…More