Recently, one of our readers asked if we would write an article about the difficulties faced by children and adults who were adopted. This is submitted in answer.
Instead, use language like, "Adoption was a decision the adults made." "We love you and we are a family." Emphasize that your child had.
In many cases, your new, adult family member must simply be a legal adult and voluntarily agree to the adoption. Adoption is the same legal process whether the individual is a child or an adult. For example, parents can adopt a now adult foster child or stepchild.
Some adoption-related emotional difficulties that you may experience as an adult adoptee can also lead to adopted adults' relationship issues. Although there is.
This issue addresses clinical considerations for psychologists who see adult patients who were adopted during their childhood.