Attachment Injury and Adoptees

As a clinician working with children in foster care, I have seen children placed, removed, moved, placed, removed,  moved placed, removed in foster homes over and over again. Often, this causes the child to retreat within themselves, losing trust in the system and in adults...and in themselves. I call these incidents of interruption Attachment Injuries. ... Continue Reading →

Grief – Adoptees On Podcast Interview

I had the privilege of being interviewed by Haley Radke with the Adoptees On podcast recently and my 1st episode in a 2 part series on Grief airs today. You can listen here: //html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/7039617/height/300/theme/custom/autoplay/no/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/render-playlist/yes/custom-color/0079b6/ As always, I hope for and welcome your feedback. And, stay tuned! In 2 weeks, part II of our conversation will... Continue Reading →

The Adoption Story I No Longer Tell Myself

Have you ever walked on a tight rope? No? Well, me either. But I imagine that it is tricky. Being adopted is like walking on an invisible tightrope; tricky. Tricky because you have to walk without falling off. And, truly, any sudden gust of gravity or strong wind could topple you, and leave you laying... Continue Reading →

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