Adoption starts with a dream. And generosity: For a family to open their home and their hearts to a child in need. Sometimes, however, the child’s history of trauma can cause a sensitivity to disruption, resulting in episodes of explosiveness and deep pain for their loving family, however kind their intentions.
We help parents learn a more therapeutic style of parenting. They often need instruction in the dynamics of attachment, deeper repair, the importance of touch, and an enduring patience. Parent and child shame both must be addressed and reduced; knowledge about the threat response within our primitive biology must be learned. Read more about our approaches to play therapy, depression and anxiety.
We consult with our adoption guru, Stephen Terrell, PhD, to bring healing and permanency to all adoptions and don’t give up over the years of work, weathering each crisis as a team. Some families in different parts of the globe have found us and we use Skype for those consultations. Each family matters, each adoption matters!
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