Adoptee Connect and Why Adoptees NEED Community

This blog post is dedicated to Adoptee Connect with a heart full of gratitude.  In September of 2018, a group of 5 people sat around a table.  You could feel the nervous energy.  This was the first official meeting of the Las Vegas Adoptee Connect Support group.  I knew this was the start of something important.... Continue Reading →

Adoptees: To Trust or Not to Trust? That is the Question

If an adoptee trusts you, really trusts you, consider yourself the exception to the rule. For myself, and many other adoptees, trust does not come easily, or it is given so quickly that trust turns into betrayal. It may seem as though this sentence contradicts itself, but it is so true. Adoptees have been betrayed... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Tall Walls and the Effort of Letting Go

The Great Wall of China extends for 5,500 miles.  It took 200 years to complete.  It 2300 +/- years old.  It is 20-25 feet tall.  That certainly is a lot of wall!! I would say that my wall of emotional protection rivals the Great Wall of China. For some, being adopted creates an ongoing fear of... Continue Reading →

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