Support for Adopted Children: Know Your Options

More than 120,000 children are adopted each year in the U.S., but it's easy to feel alone as an adopted child.

Being an adopted child comes with its own unique set of challenges. There's fear, worry, doubt, confusion, distrust, loss of identity, too many questions, too few answers...and all of these feelings and thoughts are normal. They are totally normal - but you don't have to go through them alone.

There are many support options available to help guide you through the experience of being part of an adoptive family. Your situation is unique and there are ways for you to work through the anxiety you're experiencing in a way that is specifically designed for you. Let's explore what's out there.

Adopted Child Counseling
Counseling for adopted children is often recommended for families who have gone through the adoption process. There are many options for psychotherapy out there, so it's important to investigate the options available to you until you find the adopted child counseling option that works best for you. Choose what you feel comfortable with, do your research to find an adopted child counseling provider that understands your situation, and go from there. It is essential that they be adoption-competent, understand the seven core issues of adoption, and believe in the perspective of Adoption Attunement.

Adopted Child Coaching
For adopted children seeking ways to move forward in a healthy and loving way, Growing Intentional Families Together offers adopted child coaching that can give you peace in times of chaos. The unanswered questions, the stress, the confusion, self-esteem, finding the root of who you really are...we help you work through it all so that you feel good about who you are, where you're going, and what you mean to your family. We know what you're going through - and we want to help you with coaching options that are designed just for you.

Adopted Child Support Groups
Like adoptive parent support groups, there are also support groups available both online and offline to connect adopted children of all ages, types, and stages of life. Adopted child support groups give you a place to talk about your feelings, thoughts, and experiences with other adopted children like you.

Resources for Adopted Children
In addition to the options listed above, there are also plenty of opportunities for education and development, as well as self-help. To learn more about resources for adopted children, visit our Resources page.

Don't let yourself feel alone any longer. Take action. Reach out and find the support you need. We'll be here to help you at every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about our support options for adopted children.

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