Their voices are vital and their stories are important to the adoption world.
We don’t have an inventory of tools that we can use to cope, we don’t have a map to help us navigate through this situation.
He began the conversation, “If you want to have a relationship with your mother and I, you need to go to counseling.”
I reread those words over and over. They stung, they hurt, and I felt my heart sink as they began to settle in.
What if you provided free or discounted testing to adoptees?
But, like much of the talk within the adoption world, this teaching favors the adoptive parents and fails to recognize the adoptee.