Adoption can be a good choice for many people. However, adoption is lifelong and leaves lifelong effects. Many of these effects are positive. If a bio parent could not take care of a child due to substance use, or neglect, the child then has a home and a family of their own.
Adoption can also give parents who could not conceive or didn’t want to physically conceive the opportunity to become parents. Therapy for adopted adults, children, or bio family is a good way to wade through questions, confusions, and fears.
Therapy for Adoptive Parents
You may wonder if you’re parenting the right way. After all, you have to consider cultural factors, attachment concerns, and may have anxiety about parenting the “right way.” If this sounds like you, family therapy or individual therapy can help to work through these emotions and learn skills to increase attachment and bonding between you and your adopted child. Becoming a parent to a child who you choose to adopt is unselfish and says a lot about you as a person. Feelings of uncertainly and even anxiety are normal and therapy is a great place to process these emotions.
Therapy for Adopted Children
Depending on the age of adoption, attachment and bonding may be affected for your adopted child. This is true especially if the circumstances surrounding the adoption are traumatic. Therapy can help adopted children understand their grief, gain insight into complicated emotions, and process any trauma or anxiety that they may be facing. Our child and teen therapists use evidenced based interventions such as Play Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, and Relational and Attachment work to help your child adjust, cope and process their adoption.
Therapy for Adopted Adults
You may be conflicted about feelings towards your bio family and your adopted family. You probably love your adopted family but still have questions relating to the adoption and thoughts about your bio family. These types of feelings often come with guilt or confusion, but we want you to know that these are very normal emotions for being an adopted adult. Perhaps you have anger towards your bio family, that is okay too. Therapy for adopted adults is a way to process and understand the deep attachment concerns that come from these very normal feelings. Our therapists have experience in trauma, and we have therapists on staff who understand the very unique complexities of being adopted.
Therapy for Biological Family
You made the best choice you could. However, that doesn’t always take away feelings of regret or thoughts of what could have been. Perhaps, you have a history of substance use, or were very young, or perhaps forced to give up your child, you may even be the survivor of sexual or physical assault. We understand your trauma and we want to help you process these deep emotions.
The therapists at S & J Wellness PLLC in Warrenville also provide video therapy for adopted adults in children. You can be seen in person or online. We have family, couples, and teen therapists on our team, and the owner is an adopted adult and sees complex adoption therapy cases. We treat symptoms of trauma, anxiety, and can help you find meaning and purpose through the use of existential therapy, and relational and attachment therapy. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Therapy for adopted adults, children and family in Warrenville and online.
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