Retreat 2.0 – Growth and Reflection

The morning after returning from a "big deal" feels like exhaustion and exhilaration mixed into your morning cup of milk. You know it tastes really good and you kind of need a nap. I returned last evening from the Beyond Adoption: YOU Retreat 2.0. This is the second retreat I have attended with Pamela Cordano... Continue Reading →

Adoptees and their Sense of Self – “Where do I fit in?”

Adopted children and adults have as sense of vulnerability that many in the non-adopted world do not have. This vulnerability comes from being removed from their biological family and then not being fully anchored in a family. This type of vulnerability is different than the type that allows a person to be open and share... 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 →

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