Boston Post Adoption Resources provides individual, family and group therapy and resources for adult adoptees, adoptive families, foster families, and birth parents to help them lead healthy, productive lives.
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“Before We Were Yours,” by former journalist Lisa Wingate, is a novel that is based on real life events that occurred in Memphis, Tennessee. This is an adult book with themes of abuse and violence. There may be some spoilers in this review, although I tried to avoid them. And, despite some of the predictability […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Book Review – Before We Were Yours
I was born twice: once, on April 19, 1984 to a 15-year-old Colombian girl somewhere on the outskirts of Bogota, and then again 20 months later, in the International Arrivals terminal of a snow-capped Laguardia Airport, touching down between Riker’s Island of Mystery and the Botanical Gardens of Promise . With these words, I invite […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Unmasking Myself: A 23andMe Journey
The holidays, complete with dark December nights illuminated by twinkling lights and festive decor, have arrived. This is the time of year when the days are at their shortest and light eludes the winter wanderer. We climb in from the cold seeking comfort and connection. For many among us, the holidays are a time of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Seasonal Success for the Adoptive Family
The most valuable gift you can give to yourself this holiday season is the gift of forgiveness. Why Forgiveness? Many of us carry unresolved issues from the past. It might feel like carrying a heavy ball and chain. It can be anger from a minor slight or the rage of a major grievance. We all […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Gift of Forgiveness
I don’t have to, I get to: A simple phrase that makes a big difference. When we can shift our perspective, we can shift our lives. We get to see, feel and experience things differently in everyday life. We can go from feeling burdened to feeling grateful which allows us to be more open […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on In Gratitude