adoptive parents, Attachment

Dealing With Post-Adoption Depression Syndrome (PADS)

Finally! You bring home the baby you’ve always wanted, and your dream of being a parent has come to fruition! Yet instead of feeling the new joys of parenthood, you feel frustrated, withdrawn and overwhelmed. With the extreme highs and lows during the adoption process, it is common for adoptive parents to work through a… Continue reading Dealing With Post-Adoption Depression Syndrome (PADS)

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)

adoptive parents, new fathers, new mothers, Open Adoption, Parenting, Uncategorized

Bonding With Your Adopted Child

You Love Her but you’re Not Quite “In-Love” Your baby girl is home now, maybe this is your first adoption, or maybe you are already a parent? You’ve waited months to bring home this baby and you love her. You have provided her with a comfortable home, a closet stuffed with clothes, and a belly full of… Continue reading Bonding With Your Adopted Child

Uncategorized

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue: Families Through Adoption On Valentine’s Day

It’s February, hearts and love literally seem to be everywhere. We all know that Valentine’s day is a time to celebrate love-all types of love.  Romantic love, puppy love, love for friends, parents, grandparents, and children. Have you ever thought about the love adoption brings? Adoption is a unique kind of love triangle. An adopted… Continue reading Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue: Families Through Adoption On Valentine’s Day

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)