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 →

What is National Adoption Awareness Month?

Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. While all adoption-related issues are important, the particular focus of the month is the adoption of children in foster care. (Full disclosure, I am a therapist who works with children in foster care - it is my passion) But, it has gotten away from the... Continue Reading →

ALIVENESS and the Art of Paying Attention

  “What will you do with your one precious, wild life?” Mary Oliver Things have been happening in my life at warp speed right now.  Anne Heffron told me recently that "this is my time."  I agree with her. The thing about it being "my time" is I am seeking experiences, I am paying attention,... Continue Reading →

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