Adoption Issues

As common as adoptions are today, it seems that the subject still remains somewhat taboo.  Many people do not even know how to talk to the adopted about their circumstances.  The discomfort with the subject can cause problems if you were adopted.  Most of the time, people seem to be picking up on your discomfort with the subject rather than their own issues with it.

If you were adopted and there are no left over issues for you, then most likely those around you would be fine with it.

Adoption can be an incredibly wonderful thing and most children grow up to have no problems associated with the adoption itself.  However, if you are struggling with some aspect of your adoption then we are here to help you through that healing process.Adoptions.com reports that the seven issues most associated with problems with adoption are:

  1. Loss
  2. Rejection
  3. Guilt and Shame
  4. Grief
  5. Identity
  6. Intimacy
  7. Mastery/control

All seven of these issues are extremely important to process and you may be dealing withj any number of them.

There are also many things to consider if you are thinking about adoption and we are also here to help you explore those areas.  Some people decide to adopt for the wrong reasons and the results can be disastrous.  Goodman Therapy is committed to helping you make the right decision for you and your family if you are considering adoption. We are also here to help you heal if you still have adjustment issues that stem from an adoption.