Adoptees are Super Heroes and SHEroes

I am a person who loves Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and all super power, good vs evil type movies.  I grew up watching the ORIGINAL Bat Man series (ka-boom, slam, wap...etc) and I love superhero metaphors in my therapy practice. Superhero Therapy is the BEST!  In 2017, I found my biological family and my how-I-came-to-be... 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 →

My American DNA Trading Card

I logged on to work on my Family Tree on Ancestry and Family Search this morning before getting ready for Church   I was greeted by the DNA page encouraging me to "Make a Trading Card."  So, I did.   (see it above) All my life (before the magic of DNA testing) when someone would ask me "What are you?," I... Continue Reading →

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