Families Created by Adoption

  • How do we find the right resources to help us with the problems we’re having right now?
    • I realize we need really specific resources, help me find these resources; even better find them for me!
  • We need several resources, how do we insure that all professionals work together for the benefit of our child/family?
  • I’m the parent of a child of color and now realize there are things I need to know to do the best job possible!
  • I’m heartbroken, my child has no friends and everything I’ve done to help her hasn’t worked. It’s really affecting her self-esteem and I can see this situation getting worse.
  • Help me understand what it means to be a person of color today so I can do what I can to prepare my child, I need strategies.
  • Our child just came home and we now realize there are things we can do to make him happier and understand him better and we need help getting there.
  • Our family and friends just don’t understand our child’s needs and its adding stress to our lives and interfering with important relationships.
  • What do I need to know about trauma to help my child heal?
  • What is therapeutic parenting?
  • What do I need to know about educational strategies to help my child do better in school?
  • This is so much harder than I thought it would be, what can I do so I don’t feel I need to give up?
  • We have an open adoption, how do we get to a relationship that is healthy for all of us?
  • How do I answer the very tough questions my child is asking?
  • I need help with specific strategies when family, friends and even strangers ask inappropriate questions or make comments.
  • How do I help my child understand his culture/ethnicity, race if I don’t have that life experience?
  • My child is an adult, how do I help him/her with adoption/trauma/abandonment issues?
  • I’d like to help my child’s birth family/parent; I need help deciding how to go about that in the right way.
  • What is the transition period and why is it so critical in the adoption process?
  • We are in a foster care situation and need to speak to someone who isn’t my family or social worker!
  • My minor child is asking to search for her birth family, what do I need to consider before making the decision to go forward or not?
  • Help, my daughter/son found her birth family on social media and now they’re having regular contact, how do I get control of the situation?
  • We find ourselves in another situation where we have to advocate for services for our child and we are just not equipped, what do we need to do?
  • Our child is coming home from school/practice/daycare telling us others are being mean to him because the color of his skin, how do help him?
  • How do we coordinate and manage an open adoption in the best interest of our child and family while respecting birth family?
  • Our child just received a new diagnosis, we’re worried and overwhelmed, and how do we go about gathering the right information, resources and next steps?
  • A therapist/teacher/school counselor just told me he thinks our child had Attachment issues, perhaps even Reactive Attachment Disorder, what should I do?
  • We suspect our child was exposed to drugs or alcohol by birth mom, where do we go from here?
  • We need to understand our child’s grief better; we need to learn what to do to help him.
  • What is attachment and bonding and where can we get help to improve our child’s relationship with us?
  • Our child experiences periods of grief, how do we know what’s “normal” and what can we do to help her?
  • My child is of a different color, race or ethnicity then me and now I realize there are skills, information, and resources I need to prepare your child for the world, what are they?
  • My child has terrible self-esteem, how do help him?
  • My daughter is struggling to “find herself” and tells me I wouldn’t understand because I’m white, how do I respond?
  • We’re struggling so much with the roles in our open adoption and it’s really interfering with my ability to parent my child, what can I do to clarify roles so we all understand and I can do a better job?
  • I now realize there were things I could have done differently when my child first came home, please teach me what I can do now to improve our relationship.
  • How do I talk to our family and friends who don’t understand our child’s needs without telling them her story that isn’t there business?

 

 

 

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