Author: Jeannine Zoppi


“Will She Really Love Us? Will We Really Love Her? Common Worries of Adoptive Parents”

Parenting is an exciting and complex journey filled with various demands and many emotions: joy, happiness, anger, confusion and worry, to name just a few. All parents worry. Worrying is part of what parents do. Adoptive parents face multiple layers of challenges and a mosaic of worries unique to adoptive parenting. Although their worries are normal and expected reactions to...

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So What About Dad? Creating Space for Birth Fathers in Adoption Stories

Birth fathers, even if unknown, influence the lives of adopted children. However, birth fathers are rarely considered important in adoption stories. In the absence of factual information, adoptees develop fantasies, which are imaginative stories about their birth fathers. Adopted children create these imaginative stories, filled with internal images, thoughts and feelings, so they can wonder about the birth father-- his...

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Author: Jeannine Zoppi

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