How Family Therapy Can Help A Child Who Just Found Out They're Adopted
Feb 23, 2017
Adopting a child at their birth is a great way to take them out of a potentially negative situation. However, revealing their adoptive state to them later in life may cause some serious problems. Here's how family therapy can help you and your child cope.
Help The Child Understand Their Parents
Children who find out they are adopted often struggle from feelings of abandonment from their original parents. This can cause severe antagonism between them and their adopted parents. Family therapy can help identify reasons why their original parents put them up for adoption and help them move through the difficult steps of recovery.
Break Through Negative Communication Patterns
Antagonism between adopted parents and their children is often exacerbated by negative patterns of communication. Often they fall into these patterns without realizing it and allow themselves to be harmful or even abusive towards each other. Family therapy identifies those communication patterns and teaches ways around them.
Makes A Child Feel At Peace With Their Family
Adopted children may feel isolated or alienated from their adopted family, even if they've grown up with them their whole lives. Family therapy will identify the source of those feelings and help a child come to peace with their role in an adopted family and learn how to appreciate them.
To learn more about family therapy and how it can help you, please don't hesitate to contact us today. We can help you and your family get through a variety of difficult situations and bring you closer together.
Category: Family Therapy