adoptive parents, new fathers, new mothers, Parenting

Post Adoption Depression (PADS)

Most people have heard of Post-Partum Depression, in fact it has become widely recognized and accepted. Unfortunately the same can't be said for Post Adoption Depression (PADS), similar to PPD. A survey of 145 parents who adopted internationally found that over 65% of them have experienced some form of PADS. While this specific survey was… Continue reading Post Adoption Depression (PADS)

Parenting

Teenage Depression: Symptoms to Watch out for

Detachment and identity issues force adopted teens to struggle with an extra setĀ of problems that the average teenager never faces. Due to this added pressure and confusion, adopted teens are highly susceptible to one of the most common and damaging teenage afflictions, depression. Most teenagers are moody from time to time. But about 20 percent… Continue reading Teenage Depression: Symptoms to Watch out for

adoptive parents, new fathers, new mothers, Parenting

Post Adoption Depression in New Fathers

Becoming a parent is one of the biggest changes that both men and women can go through, yet there is still very little understood about how it impacts on mental health, and how many people will experience a mental health problem. Men are often left out of the equation when speaking of post-adoption depression (PADS)… Continue reading Post Adoption Depression in New Fathers

Domestic Adoption, International Adoption, new mothers, Parenting

Post Adoption Depression (PADS)

Most people have heard of Post-Partum Depression, in fact it has become widely recognized and accepted. Unfortunately the same can't be said for Post Adoption Depression (PADS), similar to PPD. A survey of 145 parents who adopted internationally found that over 65% of them have experienced some form of PADS. While this specific survey was… Continue reading Post Adoption Depression (PADS)