More Than Just the Blues

Post-adoption depression is more common than you think. How to recognize your symptoms — and get the help you need.

Recognizing post-adoption depression is vital
"I don't know what's the matter. I was so happy when we brought our baby home, but now I cry every day. I can barely pick up the baby, and I feel so alone. My baby doesn't seem to respond to me. What's wrong with me?" As a psychologist who specializes in adoption, I've often heard cries for help like this from new parents. A few years ago, we were at a loss to explain such feelings. But in 1995, ...

How to recognize and cope with post-adoption depression.


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