When most parents have questions about raising their children, they typically turn to: parents, siblings, friends, coworkers, pediatricians, a rabbi or minister or a trusted book or website. These resources are often enough to gather information and make a decision about how to proceed. I know when I contemplated the best way to help my daughter get rid of her “binky”, I called my friends with children, spoke with my mom and did a little internet research. I settled on a solution that seemed to work for my daughter.
Now add in the element of adoption to your whatever your current parenting dilemma may be-and you might find yourself wondering – Could adoption support help me or my family with our current situation?
Post adoption support is not much different from parenting support in the sense that anytime you have a question you should have someone to turn to. You might find yourself questioning: What do I do when you want to find out how to respond to your child who is angry at his birth mother? Where do I turn to find out if my child’s recent acting out has to do with their adoption history or if it just part of being 8 years old?
Your usual general parenting resources don’t always have the experience or wisdom you seek because adoption is not part of their experience. This is a great time to utilize more specific post adoption support.
Post adoption support includes calling for an opinion about how to handle a certain situation. Post adoption support includes family-centered treatment for attachment issues. Post adoption support includes anything related to or possibly related to your family’s adoption experience. You can find this support in many places within the community at large.
Come join Adoption STAR for Dealing with Post Adoption Issues: Knowing When You Need Help
With Meg Montgomery, LMSW and Panel of Adoptive Parents and Professionals
October 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Adoption STAR’s Main Office
131 John Muir Drive Amherst, New York 14228
RSVP to 716-639-3030