Think of the relationship of adoptive parents, birth parents and the adopted child as points on a triangle. And while adoption is generally a satisfying experience, trauma does sometimes occur at one point or another of this “adoption triangle.” For the birth parents, feelings of loss; for the adoptive parents, feelings of sorrow at their inability to conceive; for the adoptee, no matter his/her age - confusion. Acknowledgment of these feelings, each to the other, can bring understanding and relief.

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