After the Bliss

Though not often discussed, post adoption depression is a real struggle for many new parents. One adoptive mom reports on why it happens and how to feel better.

Post adoption depression can hit unexpectedly
The women in the new mothers’ circle eyed me warily. I’d sat politely listening as they discussed their C-section scars, cracked nipples, and nighttime feedings, and now, apparently, it was my turn. I had suffered insomnia, jet lag, and a radical life change, but I didn’t feel I had a right to complain. After all, I’d been reminded so often, “You’re lucky, you did it the easy way.” A thin, sparrow-like woman asked with a big grin: “Why did you ...

For many adoptive moms, post-baby depression is a real and painful ordeal. Shelley Page reports why it happens and how to feel better.


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