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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Six Stages of Normal Biological Parenting of their Offspring


The Six Stages of Normal Biological Parenting of Offspring

The six stages of parenthood (Galinsky, 1987):
1 - The Image-Making Stage
During pregnancy, parents "form and re-form images" of the upcoming birth and 
the changes they anticipate. This is a period of preparation.
2 - The Nurturing Stage
 Parents compare image and actual experience during the time from baby's birth to  toddler's first use of the word "no" (about age 18 to 24 months). This is a period of  attachment and also of questioning. Parents may question their priorities and also          how they spend their time.
3 - The Authority Stage
When the child is between 2 years and 4 - 5 years, parents decide "what kind of        authority to be." This is a period of developing and setting rules, as well as enforcing   them.
4 - The Interpretive Stage
 Stretching from the child's preschool years to her approach to adolescence,                    this stage has the task of interpretation. In this period, parents interpret their                  own self-concepts as well as their children's. Parents also are concerned with            interpreting the world to their children.
5 - The Interdependent Stage
 During the child's teen years, families re-visit some of the issues of the Authority        Stage, but find new solutions to them as parents form "a new relationship with their  almost-adult child."
6 - The Departure Stage
 When children leave home, parents evaluate not just their offspring's leave-taking          but also the whole of their parenting experience.