For the voiceless

I’m sharing this today for the adoptees that we have lost.  For the ones who are struggling.  For the adoptees who feel that they can’t voice their feelings/thoughts. 
This is a heart wrenching, yet real statistic that requires our attention.  The following link provides helpful information and insights for the parents of adoptees.  I strongly encourage you to read it, implement the advice that it offers and hopefully we can change this statistic.😢
* Never expect gratitude
* Allow them to express “tough” emotions.
* Keep an eye out for self-medicating.
* Talk with your child/children about their past (genetic/cultural history)—and make sure that sometimes YOU bring it up.
* Provide mirrors for your adopted child—especially if he/she “sticks out” in your family.
* Lobby for their health history information.

If you — or someone you know — need help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you are outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources.

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