Fantastic Article about Post-Adoption Blues and Depression - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 01-30-2014, 07:36 AM - Thread Starter
 
marsupial-mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 797
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)

From Adoptive Families Magazine comes an article that discusses some of the negative emotional after-effects of adoption, from a bit of the blues to outright depression. Here is the link: http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=2505

 

Some quotes from the article:

 

Quote:
Becoming a parent after infertility is profound and unique. Facing infertility involves grieving the pregnancy and birth experience, and a biological connection with your child, and these feelings may not be fully resolved by the time you adopt.[...] newer grief models recognize that grief is not linear; it does not need to reach a point of punctuation. It naturally ebbs and flows over the life cycle as different aspects of the loss emerge.
Quote:
Women may feel slighted when friends and family don't throw the same kind of baby shower they threw for their sister-in-law. Frequently, it is the preadoptive parents who ask their loved ones to hold off on throwing a shower or buying baby gifts, due to their trepidation. All the same, embarking on parenting without the typical fanfare can sting. 
Quote:
Empathy for birth parents is common. "It was a terrible feeling to want to be a mother and, at the same time, feel that I had hurt another woman who might have been a wonderful mother to the same child under different circumstances," one new mom says. 
Quote:
When one mom met her son, she carried sad memories about the disrupted adoption of a newborn she had held and cared for at the hospital a year earlier. "I felt guilty loving my son while this little girl was present in my heart," she says. "Knowing of this girl's difficult family situation, I also felt guilty about not being able to parent her.

 

Again, the link: http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=2505 

Lots of good stuff there.

 

marsupial-mom is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 02-01-2014, 01:30 PM
 
lauren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: In a state of grace
Posts: 6,816
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)

THis looks like an important article! When I have a little time later I will read it and comment!


 
lauren is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off