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By: Jessenia Arias
Jessenia's picture Your adopted child wants to live with their birthmother. How are you supposed to respond to that? Before thinking, 'My adopted child hates me,' consider the questions every adopted child wants answered. Adoptee Jessenia Arias addresses identity issues of adopted children and explains what your adopted child wants you to know about their desire to live with a birth parent. As much you love your adopted child, you may find yourself asking, “Why does my child want to live with their birth parents? Haven’t we been good parents to our adopted child?”   The good news is, you are great... Read More
By: Keith Cousins
Keith Cousins's picture 'What are you?' is a puzzling thought to many adoptees in closed adoptions and one of the many questions every adopted child wants answered. Should an adopted child know who his or her birth parents are? What are the identity issues of adopted children? Adoptee Keith Cousins shares his experience wrestling with these themes as he learns more about his adoption. I’m mostly Irish. That might not seem like much of an opener—in fact, it’s pretty terrible. But I’ve spent most of my 29-years on this planet awkwardly dancing around the question of ‘what are you?’ while on first dates,... Read More
By: Jessalynn Speight
Jessa's picture You've heard the stories of open adoption gone wrong. Initially promises of visitation are made and somewhere along the way the open adoption agreement is broken. Birthmother Jessalyn Speight argues adoptive parent issues, specifically individuals adopting before they're ready, contributes to open adoption problems. There has been an influx in open adoptions the past couple years. Closed adoption is slowly dying out it seems. With the growth of open adoption, there is an increase of adoptive couples cutting off contact or not keeping promises. The number one reason I have observed... Read More