Why Adoptees Reject Their Moms

Brunt of Adoptee Anger?

Many moms of adopted children can’t figure out what they’ve done wrong, what makes their children reject them, even though they have literally poured their very souls into them.

This anger may manifest in shouting matches, temper tantrums, refusing to let you hold her hand when walking through the parking […]

Adoptees Can Control Their Anger--Really!

One twenty-something adopted woman stood up in a seminar and asked, “Will it ever go away?”

She was referring to her inability to control her anger, which many adoptees find hugely challenging. It spews from our pores and communicate it through our body language. Yet, we may not be self-aware enough to realize what we’re […]

Past Hurts May Be A Clue to Adoptee's Life Purpose

A few years ago, Bob and I were being trained as life coaches. One break-out session was especially appealing to me—How to Help Others Find Their Life Purpose.

When the two leaders asked for a volunteer to come up front and be their “guinea pig client” to demonstrate how to find life purpose, I raised […]

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