Loss is one of the core issues in adoption. Every child and parent in adoption has experienced loss of some kind—whether the loss of their birth family or loss of a control of what a child experience in their early life.
Understanding this loss and the resulting grief can help adoptive parents be more successful.
Read NACAC articles About Grief and Loss:
- Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency
- From Chaos to Calm: Emotional Regulatory Healing
- The Teen Years: Brain Development and Trauma Recovery
- Silent Suffering: Responding to Self-Harm
- Understanding the Conversation Behind the Behavior
- A Child in Pain: When to Get Help and What Help to Get
- Ambiguous Loss Haunts Foster and Adopted Children
- Helping Children Recover from Grief: Support Is Essential
- The 3-5-7 Model—Helping Children Work Through Grief