Parenting kids who were adopted brings up every emotion ever created. This is a journey with intense highs and lows.
You were probably nervous and full of excitement the day you met your kid. You knew there would be hard moments on this journey but you probably didn’t know they would be this hard. Now, you’re knee deep in the world of attachment issues, fetal alcohol syndrome, birth family drama, or any one of the other adoption related challenges that seem to be taking over your world. Maybe you find yourself struggling with grief that you weren’t able to be your child’s biological parent or anger at the parents who had that privilege and used it to harm your son or daughter. Maybe your relationship is buckling under the strain and you can’t figure our how to reconnect.
I’ve been there. I can help.
As a therapist and an adoptive mama, I understand the struggle. I’ll meet you in the pain and give you space to say all the hard things that the rest of the world isn’t willing to hear. I promise to believe you when you tell me what’s happening in your house without blaming you for choosing this path. I’ll work with you individually or as a couple to process the pain, reconnect and find a way to have peace forward.
Just a note:
This isn’t a parenting class. I’m happy to refer you to some great parenting coaches if that’s what you need but in our sessions, the focus will be on you and your pain. You probably have a litany of professionals focused on your child and all the things they want you to do different. This is a place for you to process the journey, come together as a couple and heal your own heart.