Counseling can be an important part of the adjustment and post-adoption process for some children and families. As kids age and reach different developmental milestones, their understanding of adoption and the related issues changes, and they may have difficulty at times. If they experienced trauma in their past, this may surface at different times as well, requiring therapy or other supportive services to help the child deal with the past trauma.
Families that are looking for counseling or therapy should be aware that adoption issues will affect your child's adjustment. Counselors and therapists should be familiar with common adoption issues and ready to offer solutions that will address the unique needs of your family. At Chrysalis House, we provide post-adoption consultations. When necessary, we have a trusted group of professionals with adoption expertise that we can refer you to.