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.

Friday, October 10, 2014

The psychology of Mirroring, Absent in Adopted Relationships


The Psychology of Mirroring, Absent in adoptive relationships.

As mother-child mirroring is a biological motivated behavior that can not be replicated or substituted. Adopted Infants can only experience the mirroring behavior with their biological mothers, as they share the unique genetic link that provides the biological language that is specific to a maternally driven mother and her offspring.  

In the psychological context of the Mother-Infant bond, Mirroring is an essential aspect, behavior, interactive learning as is the mother's nurturing response to her infant's ques of which the child's potential development is dependent on.
The biologically linked maternal bond between the mother-child diad, is motivated and fueled hormonally through the Maternal Drive system that constitutes the Maternal Bond between a mother and her offspring. The maternal drive provides autonomic responses of incentive to action and reaction. All chemical interactions and responses between maternally driven motivations within the mother-child are biological based and unique to the maternal drive's hormone system.    
The mirroring interaction within the biological mother-child offspring relationship is motivated specific to the hormonal activity of the maternal drive. The continuous mirroring throughout infancy and young childhood serves as interaction and training the infant and is the infant's foundation for future human relationships, the continuity of belonging to the parents, family and extended family, and provides the child with a unique sense of self worth, and is the foundation for the child's self-esteem.  
Categorized in self psychology, child development, and human relationship based, being mirrored refers "to all the transactions characterizing the mother–child relationship, including not only the reflections of grandiosity, but also constancy, nurturing, a general empathy and respect" (Kohut, 1977, pp. 146–147).
 The parents' mirroring responses influence the development and maintenance of self-esteem and self-assertive ambitions. Their response will mirror back to the child a sense of worth, which in turn creates an internal self-respect.
Individuals with intellectual disability or autism often engage in echolalia in which speech or gestures made by others are mirrored.
It also takes place with people with certain degrees of difficulty comprehending complex emotions, or d.c.c.e. certain types of people with d.c.c.e. lack the emotional range of a normal person, though they can learn to mimic, or mirror the emotions, or attitude shown at them, and then reflect said emotions, or attitude right back at the original person, while still never actually feeling the actual emotion.