National Effort to Address Therapy Quality for Adoptees Reaches New York
Adoptees can face a unique struggle with grief, loss and identity — contrary to how they are often depicted in films like “Annie” or “Superman.” But most graduate programs in counseling and therapy rarely explore the issue, or the complexities of the child welfare system, leaving adoptive families nationwide to struggle alone.
Connections Matter: Relationships with Birth Families are Important for Foster, Adopted Children
When we were adopting our children more than 25 years ago, open adoption in domestic voluntary agencies and private adoptions was certainly not the norm. Today, that has reversed, with the trend toward some degree of openness.
Deviating from Protocol: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Adoptive Families
Six-year-old Emma’s* blue eyes light up when Evy Ezpinoza, her therapist, walks through the door. The little girl and her adoptive mother sit side-by-side at a table in a playroom where their parent-child interaction therapy session is coming to a close.