Articles & Essays

These articles and essays are written by adult adoptees, adoption professionals and adoptive parents we have personally found helpful for bringing understanding, insights and hope for the adoption journey. Some may be helpful in dialoguing with your own adopted teen.

Marina Shuneson: Insights on Challenges of Adoption from a (Former) Russian Orphan

Mark Gregston: When Adopted Children Become Teenagers

Mark Gregston: The Answers Adopted Teens Seek

Mark Gregston: Finding Hope…When It Seems Hopeless

Mark Gregston: When Our Dreams Shatter

Brenda McCreight, Ph.D.: Loss and Grief

Karyn Purvis, Ph.D. & David Cross, Ph.D.: Six Words for Adoptive Parents to Live By

Sherrie Eldridge: Adoptee’s Special Spiritual Needs: Every Adoptee’s Fear

Carrisa Woodwyk: Finding Me

Andy Andrews: When Life Gives You Peanuts…

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