Two adoption experts weigh in on important adoption-related realities and common themes.
Authors April Dinwoodie and Kimberly Paglino co-wrote a 2/4/16 article for Adoption Today entitled, “Adoption Needs.” The article is well-written and noteworthy for a variety of reasons, but we were particularly struck by this: so many of the themes mentioned in the article are themes that Adoption STAR repeatedly espouses when talking about adoption to clients, healthcare/helping professionals, or the community at large.
The common themes, in part, are:
- Adoption is a lifelong journey that has lifelong implications for all members of the adoption triad;
- Adoptive families that seek post adoption support reap tremendous benefits from doing so;
- Grief and loss is a part of each and every adoption plan and cannot be ignored or “swept under the rug.”
- Openness in adoption can create connection and contact between the adoptive family and the biological family, which can be of great benefit to the adoptee.
You can find a full link to the article here: “Adoption Needs.”