(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Grief: A deep feeling of emotional loss. In the context of adoption, grief may be experienced by any or all of the members of the adoption triad at any time in their lives and to varying degrees, as well as by individuals who are collaterally involved in the adoption process, including siblings,... [more
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Who Are the Children?
Teenagers. Sibling groups. Children with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. Children who have been abused and neglected. More than half the children are of minority descent. Sadly, many of them have experienced abuse and neglect, and all have endured the trauma of being separated from... When Enough Is Enough - The Decision to End Treatment
One of the most difficult aspects of infertility treatment may be examining the question of when to stop medical therapy. You may find yourselves asking, "When should we stop? When will we know that we have done all that we can?" Only you can tell when you have had enough - you need to make the... Funny and Happy Memories
Hannah, adopted at age six from Russia, has been in my life for nearly three and a half years now. I have many happy and humorous memories of the time we've been a family. Here are a few of them: Hannah had been in America about four months. On the drive to school, I was pointing out... Teen Mental Health Problems: - What Are The Warning Signs
The teen years can be tough for both parent and child. Adolescents are under stress to be liked, do well in school, get along with their family and make important life decisions. Most of these pressures are unavoidable and worrying about them is natural. But if your teen: is feeling extremely sad,...
"Grief" in the News
Support groups for those dealing with grief, serious medical conditions
Grief supportGrief Recovery support six-week sessions, 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays at First Broad Street United Methodist Church parlor. Free. In a time of grief it is important to have support to bring healing and reconciliation to the reality of the death of a loved one. Facilitated by John... Defining the subtleties of grief
In the weeks after her mother's death, Gloria Ciaccio was steeped in grief. Numb and shocked, Ciaccio cried a lot, fought the urge to call her late mom on the phone, and felt like doing absolutely nothing. Lea Michele: "Grief Is a Scary Thing"
Lea Michelesays writing and recording her new albumLouderhelped her overcome her grief after losing her boyfriendCory Monteithlast summer. I had this experience happen to me [and] decided to write about it,theGleestartells theLos Angeles Times. That's what felt organic. Grief sessions are planned in March
Community Hospice will offer several community-based grief counseling sessions in March. All Community Hospice grief support groups are open to the public, not just those who have been served by hospice. Anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one is encouraged to attend.
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"Grief" in the Adoption Blogs
November 16, 2013, 2:01 am
As I walked today I remembered some of the seasons of my life. I tend to introspect and let it go, but it was more of a controlled flow. In sharing my testimony today with a friend, I skimmed over one of the most life changing events in my life.
More than choosing to live... Her Grief is our Joy
December 8, 2013, 10:17 pm
As I sit across from her, my husband by my side, I am overwhelmed with grief. She is holding my baby girl that she gave birth to. We are all in tears, even the social worker. Today is suppose to be one of the happiest days of my life, but all I feel is sadness. Today is placement day. We will... 5 years later
December 30, 2013, 3:10 pm
I am convinced that I should write a book. Do something amazing. Oh wait, I did.
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Five years ago, on a cold and snowy evening I gave birth to a son. I called him Phoenix (AP named him Jimmy). When I...
"Grief" in the Adoption Forums
February 19, 2014, 7:19 pm
I feel a little better now. I do love her... I just don't feel like I would be prostrate with grief if she reunited or found another family. I probably have high expectations for only having her a month.
Closing an OA??
February 26, 2014, 4:24 pm
Please don't flame me I'm so torn right now. Ok lil back round I'm Kinship adopt. We finalized in September, with an OA. Bio-mom has been in jail sense the beginning of our case almost 3 years. She hasn't (or any other outsiders) seen or spoken to the boys for almost a year. We are to put money on...
Feeling Guilty after joining Grief Group
February 25, 2014, 3:46 pm
I recently joined a grief group and I left there feeling very guilty. I am grieving over missing my son and having a relationship with him and they are grieving over death. My loss has felt like death, but I still felt guilty.
I don't know if this is where I belong. What else is out...
February 24, 2014, 3:05 pm
zmom- first congrats on your adoptions. I hadn't thought about how stressful that could be for my daughter and the grief she might have to face at potentially losing a sibling. Do you have any recommendations for how to combat that or help your child deal with it? Should we look at adopting...
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My Story As an A-Father
I've been very fasinated by the relationships I've read between Aparents and Bparents. I am an Afather and would like to share my story. We have a very unique relationship with our son's bmother. In... Letting Go
Cheryl and Leonard Sokoloski adopted an eight-year-old boy in 1990. Eight years later, their son returned to his birth mother's home. Cheryl started attending a local support group shortly... The Brother I Never Knew I Had
My mother suddenly and unexpectedly passed away in 2002 at the young age of 46. Needless to say, my 5 siblings and I were devastated and shocked. However, the shock didn't end there. In the same 20...
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