Adoption Denial, Denial of Adopted Child's Truths
I read in a recent adoptive parent blog post, the adoptive mother's remarks were the shocking truth on the subject of adoption denial that no one wants to say out-loud, write about or believe.
Adoptive Mother Writes:
"Denial is how we get through each day, without denial of reality, no one would take on the problems inherent to raising an adopted child that promises no guarantees to the efforts of adoptive parents".
As an adoptee, I really appreciated this adoptive mother's honesty and courage in telling her truth. She is an amazing person and I respect her for her ability to discuss this relevant subject which helps me the adoptee somehow understand the adoptive parent's perspective regarding this plight that adoptees live a little bit better.
Primitive Defense Mechanisms. Denial is the refusal to accept reality or fact, acting as if a painful event, thought or feeling did not exist. It is considered one of the most primitive of the defense mechanisms because it is characteristic of early childhood development.