Thursday, April 10, 2008

Losses in Adoption

Paula, over at Heart, Mind and Seoul blog writes a powerful post about weighing the losses in adoption. It's a must read for every adoptive parent.

"I believe that it is okay for children to have feelings other than gratitude and happiness about their adoption. I think it's okay to recognize their losses and to give them the language, the opportunity, a safe place and most importantly, the permission to express every emotion they may have about each step in their life story. I believe it's okay to say, "I'm so sorry for your loss" and "I'm sorry for your first parent's losses", too."

1 comment:

Alyson & Ford said...

Wonderful article. I am printing out to save, reminding me to initiate conversations with my future daughter so she will have an opportunity to speak about her losses when she is ready.

Alyson LID 01/27/06