One of the things adoptees need is to feel like they are being heard. They need to be able to express themselves at home and in front of friends and family. One of the ways adoptive parents can do this is by creating a safe space for adoptees and allowing conversations to happen with each member of the family that does not involve everyone “up in their business.”
Does your adoptee have a safe space to speak freely?
Can they speak to one parent differently than they speak to the other?
Is there a sense of confidentiality when an adoptee shares with someone with the knowledge that information won’t get out or be used against them?
This conversation/interview explores how parenting can be the way to start conversations and give adoptees a sense of safety to express their truth.
Please welcome Wendy!