are your worries about your child’s future stealing joy from the present? (adoption & foster)

Wish it was this simple and straightforward! Sad when dialogue is blocked and those who need to know don’t want to know or can’t hear. I know many adult adoptees feel for the child adoptees in these situations. Parenting is hard, adoptive parenting even harder – why make it harder still?

lovin' adoptin'

are your worries about your child's future stealing joy from the present

“We can help pave the roads of those around us, but we can’t choose their direction.” – Shri Rama

* You can listen to a recording of this post, just scroll to the end.

When you adopt, occasionally worry comes with it. How will my child feel about their adoption? Will they feel like I took them away from their birth family when the birth family’s the ones who chose to not stay in contact? When my child becomes a teenager will he hate me? Will my daughter know how much I love her?

We hear stories from other parents and adoptees about adopted people feeling like their adoptive families took them away from their birth family, they wish they’d had more contact with their birth family, or they turn away from their adoptive family altogether. These situations are rare, but many adoptive parents can’t help but worry. If it’s…

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