Freeing Your Child to Feel

Even if your child seems okay on the surface, he may have some adoption issues that need to be explored.

Traci was concerned about her 14-year-old son Mac. "He doesn't have any friends," she told the school counselor. She described a young man who would make attempts to socialize, but frequently retreated into his bedroom where he pursued solitary activities like playing his guitar. The counselor suggested that the normal adolescent worries about "fitting in" might be complicated for Mac because he was adopted. Traci rejected the idea. "He's never had any issues about being adopted," she said. As Mac's ...

The child that doesn’t talk about adoption may have emotions that need to be explored.

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