Transitioning Home: The First Months Post Adoption

Radio Show




The adoption process is often a long one, and people spend more time talking about getting your child home than what happens immediately afterwards. Karen Foli, author of The Post-Adoption Blues, talks about the early transition time for child and parent after an adoption, the signs and symptoms of post-adoption depression, who is at risk, and what works to help the parent and family.

+ Highlights of the show (click to expand)

  • Why is the post adoption transition period such a vulnerable time for families?
  • How common is some form of post-adoption depression?
  • What are symptoms of post-adoption depression?
  • What should families do when one parent has bonded with the child and the other is still depressed?
  • What can parents who are experiencing post-adoption depression do to recover?
  • Why do parents experience post-adoption depression?
  • How does becoming a trans-racial family effect the post-adoption transition?
  • What can parents do when they love, but not like, their child?
  • How does post-adoption depression and attachment issues affect domestic infant adoption?
  • When should parents seek out the help of an attachment specialist?
  • What is the difference in transition times between infants and older children?
  • Can biological (or previously adopted) children experience post-adoption depression?
  • How can parents suffering from post-adoption depression find a therapist?
  • What should parents do when the child strongly prefers one parent to the other?
  • What can parents do when a child is physically aggressive?
  • What research is there about the post-adoption transition?

Subscribe to Creating a Family Radio:

Image credit: katgrigg

20/02/2008 | by Radio Show | Categories: 2008 Shows, Adoption, Adoption Radio Shows, Radio Show | 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to Top ↑

Content created by Creating a Family. And remember, there are no guarantees in adoption or infertility treatment. The information provided or referenced on this website should be used only as part of an overall plan to help educate you about the joys and challenges of adopting a child or dealing with infertility. Although the following seems obvious, our attorney insists that we tell you specifically that the information provided on this site may not be appropriate or applicable to you, and despite our best efforts, it may contain errors or important omissions. You should rely only upon the professionals you employ to assist you directly with your individual circumstances. CREATING A FAMILY DOES NOT WARRANT THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS contained or referenced on this website. CREATING A FAMILY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ERRORS or omissions in this information and materials and PROVIDES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, implied, express or statutory. IN NO EVENT WILL CREATING A FAMILY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, including without limitation direct or indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, losses or expenses arising out of or in connection with the use of the information or materials, EVEN IF CREATING A FAMILY OR ITS AGENTS ARE NEGLIGENT AND/OR ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.