Adoption Support Forum
It’s almost as though the adoption community has become a highly-compartmentalized, corporate mechanism. Here are the agencies who help to place children. Here are the social workers who get your homestudy and dossier in order. Here are the international adoption pediatricians who can assist in reviewing your referral. Here are the therapists and neuropsychologists who run tests and talk things out when behavioral issues arrive after the child comes home. Here are the parents’ groups who have gone through the process together and asked all of the same questions, until, after a year or so home, they’re too busy with everyday life, or they simply long to stop being reminded that the child ever had a past, and the parent drops from the adoption scene.
Time passes, and the child has to do a presentation about his family tree. Questions arise.
Perhaps the son or daughter does very well until the late teens. Then they want to visit the birth country, or start engaging in risky behavior. You’d really like some insights from another adoptive parent, not just the paid-by-the-hour-professionals.
Are we there for each other? We may all be at different stages in our family lives, or having a hectic time in our careers, yet there’s the pull to reach out and lift those going through a rough or questioning patch.
Tips, ideas, a shoulder to cry on, a new strategy to try, sharing a laugh or two. It’s all here at 3-D Adoption Talk, an adoption chat forum where participants are supported, rather than questioned, suspected, and shot down. The glitches are gone, and it’s a user-friendly format, where you don’t need to wait a week or so to see your question appear.
To become involved in the Adoption Talk chat forum, it’s very easy, and takes about 5-10 minutes total the first time:
1. Go to main home 3-D page, or chat page (either one will now work).
2. Go to right column (navigation bar) halfway down page: Adoption Talk Sign-in.
3. Put in e-mail address.
4. Password mailed to you.
6. Then you’re ready to go!
When you arrive to that point, you should be ready to post. Currently, there are a couple of questions hanging in the air, waiting for responses. Will you help to reach out with some suggestions, or situations you’ve faced? Why not give back for the support you’ve received in the past?
Here’s our chance. Carpe diem.
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