The upside of modern adoption practices After reading the Modern Adoptive Families Study (Brodzinsky & Goldberg, 2015), I was reminded how much adoption practices have changed since I was an infant needing a family in the early 1960's. As an adopted person, I could not be more delighted to see the positive changes that time [...]
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What helps and what does not. Our not for profit organization, We Are Adopted (www.weareadopted.ca) offers a monthly discussion and support group in Vancouver for adults age 18 and up. We are all adopted, some of us have also have experienced foster care, some have arrived in Canada from distant parts of the world, some [...]
Why go to counselling? It seems to me that our culture is still a bit hung up, maybe even in denial about getting help for what happens in our heads. We go the doctor when something is not right in our body, to the dentist when our tooth hurts, to the salon or barber when [...]
What is stress? Stress is defined as "any change you must adapt to", this includes both negative and positive change. Stress is something we all face: no matter who we are, or where we live. It is a function of being alive. There is no getting away from stress but this not entirely a bad [...]