(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Loss: A feeling of emotional deprivation that is experienced at some point in time. For a birth parent the initial loss will usually be felt at or subsequent to the placement of the child. Adoptive parents who are infertile feel a loss in their inability to bear a child. An adopted child may feel a... [more
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Articles About "Loss"
Your child and school
School brings up so many issues with your child. How much do you disclose to teachers? Enrolling your child with their birth name. The dreaded family tree project. When do you send your child to school? This will all depend upon the age of your child, and whether or not she’s already in...
Transracial Adoption: Love Is Not Enough
Adoption counselors know that parenting an adopted child is different from parenting a biological child and that it requires special knowledge and skills. Many counselors are less clear about specialized strengths and abilities needed in transracial adoption and may be unsure of how to assess and... Parents in Crisis: Adoption as an Alternative
Lately, it seems as if adoption professionals are experiencing an upsurge in the amount of clients who have decided that parenting is more difficult than they expected and that adoption is the resolution of choice. This trend is challenging to those of us in the adoption field. It seems as if more... A Mother's Grief
In 1971, I had graduated from high school early and had given birth to a beautiful little girl, whom I placed for adoption. I have never gotten over it. Both of my parents have passed away in the last five years, and before my step-father died, I took care of him for the last fourteen months. In...
"Loss" in the News
TiVo's Loss Narrows in 1Q
TiVo Inc. reported first-quarter loss per share of 9 cents, narrower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 13 cents per share. Sears Canada posts loss as demand dips for home products
(Reuters) - Department store chain Sears Canada Inc posted a loss in the first quarter compared with a profit last year, as demand for its home products and major appliances fell. Sears Canada, 51 percent owned by U.S.-based Sears Holdings Corp , has been facing increasing competition as U.S.... TiVo narrows 1Q loss as subscribers increase
TiVo Inc. narrowed its fiscal-first quarter loss as revenue grew from an increase in subscribers. The company on Monday posted a loss of $10.3 million, or 9 cents per share, for the quarter that ended ... Best Buy reports 1Q loss on restructuring costs
Best Buy Co. on Tuesday reported a loss for its fiscal first quarter as it sold its stake in Best Buy Europe and works on a turnaround plan that includes cutting costs and closing some stores. Its adjusted ...
"Loss" in the Adoption Blogs
Why Don't They Learn?
April 22, 2013, 10:03 pm
I am so very frustrated with my seventeen-year-old son. Ever since we adopted him nine years ago, he pulls the same stunt a dozen times a school year. He lies, says he doesn't have homework, ends up with multiple missing assignments which he must then make up, and digs himself a deep dark hole of... Adoptive Child in the Womb
April 29, 2013, 2:47 pm
What exactly does it mean when we say that we adopted embryos? We “adopted” one batch of embryos directly from the genetic parents back in 2011. We transferred two of them into my uterus at a time, but both attempts failed. I mourned the loss of those little ones as though they had lived in... Embrace The Grief
May 1, 2013, 5:40 pm
Ten years ago, I was swollen, pregnant, and wondering when my son would make his way into the world. In May, I would go to the hospital at least half a dozen times thinking it was time, until it was really was time. I would spend three short days, three of the most vivid days to date, and three...
"Loss" in the Adoption Forums
Got pictures of the biological family
May 14, 2013, 6:14 pm
So I asked my facebook friend to visit the bio family on mothers day and bring word that her son is happy and well. I received pictures of the whole family including the bio mom. I even have a picture of the home he was born in. Best of all I got the answer to why my son has a large scar on his...
Adopting from India? Be Emotionally & Financially Strong
May 13, 2013, 8:09 am
Our story of adoption is here. We adopted a child 5+ years within our relative circle. Child lost her mother when she was just 1 and her father neglected her. Girl grew up in the village with the help of various relatives but no home permanent for her.
Last year we happened to...
First time taking a legally free child...questions!
May 9, 2013, 8:52 am
So, this is a very different experience...when taking a foster placement, there is always the awareness that they are not legally free, may not stay...and that you will have time to see if they are a good fit for your family. But, in the case of taking an adoptive placement...:eek:
I am a...
Consequences for child with attachment disorder
May 13, 2013, 1:44 pm
What kind of consequences have you found to be effective when dealing with a child with an attachment disorder?
Our 8yr AD slapped a girl at school today. Having her apologize to the girl isn't going to mean anything to our daughter. She simply doesn't seem to care about anyone other than herself....
Stories About "Loss"
Is Anyone Out There?
I was pregnant and after endless hours of thinking and worrying, I had decided to make an adoption plan. I had chosen adoptive parents, Scott and Angee, and become very close to them. Angee and I had... The Miracle of Baby Luke
Most people go on their first dates and talk about movies, likes and dislikes. Maurice and I talked about wanting children on our first date. Granted, we weren't 25 anymore and we both had a previous... True Love Is Never Impatient
I am a 50-year-old birthfather in reunion with my children after twenty-four years of separation by a closed adoption. Our adoption was not typical. I had custody of our 4-year-old boy, and...
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Web Results for "Loss"
loss - definition of loss by the Free Online Dictionary ...
loss (lôs, l s) n. 1. The act or an instance of losing: nine losses during the football season. 2. a. One that is lost: wrote their flooded house off as a loss.
Loss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Loss may refer to: A negative difference between retail price and cost of production Loss leader a deliberate commercial loss made in the expectation of recouping it by profitable sales of other lines An event in which the team or individual in question did not win Loss (baseball), a pitching ...
Loss | Define Loss at Dictionary.com
noun 1. detriment, disadvantage, or deprivation from failure to keep, have, or get: to bear the loss of a robbery. 2. something that is lost: The painting was the greatest ...