Identifying Trauma Triggers of Adopted/Foster Kids

What causes many adopted and foster kids to rage? Are they second class, the bad seed, or defective? Absolutely not! They have been traumatized both through losing their first family and also by additional physical and emotional abuse by others after adoption or placement. Sherrie Eldridge offers help to adoptive and foster parents by teaching about triggering events to the abuse.

What causes many adopted and foster kids to rage? Are they second class, the bad seed, or defective? Absolutely not! They have been traumatized both through losing their first family and also by additional physical and emotional abuse by others after adoption or placement. Sherrie Eldridge offers help to adoptive and foster parents by teaching about triggering events to the abuse. […]

A New Letter to My Late Birth Mother

 

Dear friends,

As I put on my camel-tan sweater vest and embroidered cowboy boots, I said to my husband, “I am beginning to look at lot like Elizabeth, aren’t I?

He smiled, shaking his head affirmatively.

Elizabeth is my late birth mother and this letter is dedicated to her memory.

When I first reunited […]

Why Adoptees Don't Relate Relationship Problems to Adoption Trauma

Why Adoptees Don't Talk Adoption

Fellow adoptee friends….

What is it about us adoptees? We tend to dismiss talking about adoption, or even thinking about it deeply…why?

Could it be that we’re still unconsciously bound by loyally to our adoptive and/or birth parents? No way do we want to hurt them, right? They are the hands that feed us and […]

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