The Seven Core Emotional Issues In Adoptees
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These seven issues are so important for anyone who loves or works with a person - child or adult - who was adopted. Parents, teachers, and child care providers needs to be prepared that children are likely to be very sensitive to these themes.
They may appear to be over-reacting to situations; however, their response is as much to their history and beliefs as the current experience.
Therapists need to look for these themes. A lightbulb can go off for the adult adoptee or his or her romantic partner when concerns are connected back to the core issues in adoption. Some adoptees may not struggle with all of these issues, but they are so common across adoption situations that they are all important to know and look for.
#1. LOSS and GRIEF