The adopted child has experienced the trauma of forced removal from their biological mother, this results in the trauma that is encoded in their pituitary sensory system forever remembering their fear, isolation and anger at birth that the adopted child could never be calmed from this experience of being forcefully taken away from their biological parent. This constitutes the traumatic event and traumatic impact on the newborn child that has been stolen away from their potential life, as life should have been.
Effected adopted children, as I was experience the ongoing threat of being sent-back to the adoption agency and never the hope of being sent back to their biological mother, father and family.
The infant begins a regimen of hypervigilance to avoid annihilation at the hands of the new strangers...the adoptive parents. The newborn is helpless to defend himself and can only observe and react to the situations that come with each new hour and day of living. The adopted child's hypervigilance is their only tool to survive the adoption ordeal by observing, trying to mimic or copy the adoptive parent's behavior and continue to survive and live within the forced adoption realities perimeters.