Consultation For Adoptive Parents
As An Adoptive Parent, Do You Feel Like It’s Time to Get Support, But You Don’t Know Where to Start?
We understand that adopted children often display behaviours which are hard to comprehend from an outside perspective.
You may have tried out various techniques to discipline them but you find that they do not work with your adopted child, or only temporarily.
You may have asked others for advice but they do not seem to understand the complexity of your adopted child’s behaviours.
You may feel hurt, disappointed, frustrated or even helpless at times as you had imagined a different adoption experience.
You wonder if you will ever be able to truly understand your adopted child and know what is going on in their mind and heart.
Look no further! We’ve got you! This is what we specialize in!
Why Is Specialized Support For Adopted Children So Important?
Adopted Children Require Different Responses
Adopted children cannot be raised like children who did not experience the same type of relational trauma. Their dysregulated behaviours are happening for specific reasons, and it is primordial for adoptive parents to be aware of this as early as possible. Often, the less adopted children feel understood, the more they will ‘misbehave’.
Adopted Children Struggle with Relationships
By being informed about attachment trauma and by learning how to respond in an ‘adoption-informed’ way, your child will feel more deeply understood, which in turn will increase their trust in you. The more they feel seen, heard, and supported by you, the better the connection you will be able to establish with them.
Adoptees' Journey Can Be Painful and Challenging
Adoptees’s journey is to eventually come to terms with being adopted, exploring what it means to them, healing from their past, finding out who they are, and where they belong in the world. As adoptive parents, you can make their journey so much easier for them by understanding what they are going through and providing the support they need.