About Adoptee Rage

Statistics Identify large populations of Adoptees in prisons, mental hospitals and committed suicide.
Fifty years of scientific studies on child adoption resulting in psychological harm to the child and
poor outcomes for a child's future.
Medical and psychological attempts to heal the broken bonds of adoption, promote reunions of biological parents and adult children. The other half of attempting to repair a severed Identity is counselling therapy to rebuild the self.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Maternal Drive Imperative Of Child Well-being Denied to Adoptive Children

ADOPTEE RAGE!

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The Maternal Drive is a hormonal chemical state arising in pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal, that provides the mother
the enhanced intuitive abilities to care for her newborn child.
The maternal drive is non existent in the adoptive mother, who
does not possess the pregnancy promoted biological state to care for the biologically damaged child removed from the birth mother's body. The extensive factual knowledge, research and awareness on the pregnancy's hormonal driven postnatal ability to nurture, form natural attachment and continued caring for a women's offspring is paramount insurance to the infant's future.
The intentional destruction to the newborn's psychological future is further damaged by the substitute caregiver that is not biologically driven to provide the nurturing that only the infant's biological mother is programmed to provide. The substitute mother is not acting on the child's best interests, that can only be provided and satisfied by the infant's biological mother. The substitute mother is driven by her own selfish needs and what the substitute mother wants and desires at a particular point in time. Due to the lack of biologic hormonal drive the substitute mother's self satisfying delusion that her wealth, charity and status are somehow superior, beneficial and what the infant needs, over the infant's biological family. To the newborn infant
fancy clothing, furniture and being driven around in an expensive car does not equal the satisfying genetic bond of attachment while being quietly breastfed by the infant's natural mother. The adoptive mother spends time buying things for the newborn infant, but the infant can't appreciate without vocabulary and speech, can't utilize as the infant has not developed motor skills, and the child can't express to the substitute mother that he is grateful to the substitute mother for her role in saving the child from his own natural life. The infant's continued confusion over the natural mothers absence. Over time the natural mother does not return causing the mortal wound of the mother's non-presence.

The missing mother causes the infant to experience his first psychological trauma, upon the infants emergence at birth.
This monumental life altering event of the infant being severed from his mother is the most drastic circumstance resulting in serious psychological damage of the infant's ego, perception and future ability to interact in all future relationships that can never be repaired. The infant's loss cause many self coping mechanisms such as the hyperventilate state of nervous anxiety, depression, anger and mistrust.  The
continuous daily struggle includes several ill behaviors including
 frustration of the absent mother experience that the infant can not cognitively interpret the missing mother is reconciled as general loss that will haunt the child throughout his life, the child's primal wound. The adopted child's condition is further exacerbated  by the irregular treatment and lack of the needed stimulation that only the missing mother can provide her child. The inattention and inadequacy of the various deficient substitute caregivers, including the adoptive mother are ignorant to the infant's suffering and the desperate need of his biological mother continues on unsatisfied and neglected.
The substitute mother's inconsistent presence, the common parading of the infant handed over time and again to many loud scary people passing around the homesick infant.  wearing scratchy lace attire, uncomfortable tight head straps of bows and hats cause the infant to associate negatively of the presence of all of the substitute mothers. Too many caregivers, the siblings, new changing babysitters. Though some adoptive mothers utilize a third primary care giver nanny to provide temporary care, feeding and diaper changes. There is no quiet, closeness or person to bond without constant changes, noise, without routine causing the infant continued stress, dissatisfaction and fear.



Maternal brain

Maternal hormonal effect

Different hormone levels in the maternal brain and the overall well being of the mother account for 40%–50% of differences in the mother's attachment to her infant.[10] Mothers experience a decrease in estrogen and an increase in oxytocin andprolactin caused by lactationpregnancyparturition and interaction with the infant.[11]

Oxytocin[edit]

The levels of oxytocin in the maternal brain correlate with maternal behaviors such as gazing, vocalization, positive affect, affectionate touch and other similar mother-infant relationship behaviors.[10]

Estradiol and progesterone[edit]

High mother-infant attachment correlates with a higher ratio of estradiol/progesterone at the end of pregnancy, than at the beginning.[10]

Cortisol[edit]

In the first few days after giving birth the levels of cortisol are high which correlates with maternal approach behavior and positive maternal attitudes.[12][13] Mothers with high levels of cortisol were also found to be more vocal towards their children.[12][13] Mothers who experienced adversity in their own childhood, had higher daily patterns of cortisol levels, and were less maternally sensitive.[14]
Glucocorticoids
Glucocorticoids are not essential for displaying maternal behaviors, but in mothers, the levels of glucocorticoids are elevated as to initiate lactation.[15][16]

Neuroanatomy[edit]

Different areas/structures of the brain are associated with different factors which contribute to maternal behavior. One's own infant acts as a special stimulus which triggers activation of different areas of the brain. These brain areas together allow for maternal behavior and related systems.[2]
The Medial Preoptic Area (MPOA) of the hypothalamus contains receptors for estradiolprogesteroneprolactinoxytocin,vasopressin and opioids.[17] All these hormones are involved in some way in activating maternal behavior in the brain.[17]The following are other behavioral changes necessary for mothering that the MPOA is responsible for:[17]
Skin-to-skin contact with a newborn helps to increase the mother's oxytocin
The amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex also contain receptors for the hormones which are most likely to be changing behavior at the time of pregnancy, and may be the sites where these changes occur.[17] Increased activity has also been observed in the amygdala as the mother is responding to emotions seen in negative (fearful) faces,[19] positive faces[20][21][22] or familiar faces[23] that her baby makes. Primate mothers with damage to the prefrontal cortex have also been associated with disrupted maternal behavior.[24]
The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex(DLPFC) plays a role in the attention, cognitive flexibility and working memory of the mother.[2] It helps the mother identify infant cues. In any environment and efficiently, it allows for the decision-making and action planning process involved in attending to the infant's cues.[2]
The thalamusparietal cortex, and brain stem serve for processing the smell, touch and vocalization associated with the infant.[25]

Postpartum changes

Changes in estrogen, oxytocin and prolactin in the early postpartum period cause changes in the structures of the maternal brain.

In human mothers

The amygadalaprefrontal cortex and hypothalamus begin to change during pregnancy due to the high levels of stressexperienced by the mother during this time.[33]
In human mothers there was a correlation between increased gray matter volume in the substantia nigra and positive emotional feelings towards the infant.[34][35]
Other changes such as menstrual cycle,[36] hydrationweight and nutrition[37][38] may also be factors which trigger the maternal brain to change during pregnancy and postpartum.
Maternal experience alters behaviors which stem from the hippocampus such as enhancing spatial navigation learning and behaviors linked with anxiety.[27]

Early experiences and shaping

Women who had a positive experience involving their family in their childhood are more likely to be more maternally sensitive and provide that same experience for their own children.[39] Mothers that had negative experiences involving their families undergo neurobiological changes which lead to high stress reactivity and insecure attachment. This causes lower maternal responsiveness to their infant's needs.

Larger gray matter and increased activations of the following brain areas occur in mothers who had experienced higher quality maternal care as infants:
This allows the mother to be more sensitive to her own infant's needs.

In the Human Parent

The parents being exposed to their crying baby activates the  prefrontal   cortex and the amygdala in both the father and the mother, but...  ______________________________________________________
"but not in non-parents". "BUT NOT IN NON PARENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!                    The Non Parent is not biologically driven by the cry of someone else's infant.
The fact of lacking the natural state of hormonal drive a substitute caregiver         is not effective to the intuitive awareness of the needs and ques of the infant.
This lack of maternal drive in a substitute parent is detrimental to the child's normal attachment and normal bonding that occurs in natural birth parents.
The adoptive child already suffering the effects of the primal wound of separation from the infants birth parents will not bond with the substitute mother but will be forced to compromise natural responses with fraudulent responses due to hunger.
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 The level of testosterone in the infant father's paternal brain correlates with      the effectiveness of the dad's response to the baby's cry. Increased levels of prolactin in the paternal brain has also been correlated with a more positive response to the infant's cry.