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Voices Unheard a Reflective Journal for Adult Adoptees

The BPAR Bookshelf

Our Journal for Adult Adoptees:

Voices Unheard:
A Reflective Journal for Adult Adoptees

Our Book for Parents/Caregivers:

Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey

At Boston Post Adoption Resources, we understand the challenges and impact that adoption can have on relationships, family dynamics, and identity. No matter what your adoption related question or concern is, you do not have to figure it out alone!

The BPAR Mission

Since 2012, BPAR has provided specialized trauma-informed individual and group therapeutic care and culturally sensitive support. We connect people to post adoption resources and educate the public about the impacts of adoption. Through our services, BPAR invites those touched by adoption to join our community in an environment that encourages lifelong healing.

BPAR's Clinical Services

Our adoption competent clinicians offer many types of support:

Individual Therapy

Clients throughout
their lifespan

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Family Therapy

Adoptive and
foster families

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Peer Support Groups

Adoptee peers,
parenting groups

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Search Support

Birth family search
& hosted reunions

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Contact us to decide what's right for you or your family.

At BPAR we are committed to the safety of our clients.
We are continuing to provide the majority of our services through telehealth
as long as state and federal regulations recommend this as a best practice.

In the future, when we do offer in-person therapy, we will do it in a way that is as safe as possible.
Our clinicians will discuss opportunities for in-person services when available.

Join Us at an Adoption Support Group,
Wellness Workshop, or Event

Group, Workshop & Event Schedule

Read the BPAR Blog

Here's what's new:

Adoptee Remembrance Day — Shining a Light on the Hidden Side of Adoption

By Angela Smith

On Adoptee Remembrance Day, we acknowledge the complexities of adoption for the adoptee, remember that adoption is rooted in loss, honor adoptees we have lost to suicide, and vow to promote education about adoption trauma. This blog explains ways to support your adoptee loved ones.

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Parenting When It’s Hard to Like Your Child — Understanding Blocked Care in Adoptive Families

By Darci Nelsen, LMHC, BC-DMT

“Why is my child withdrawing? And why am I tempted to give up and disengage?” This blog explains self-protective instincts for both adopted children (blocked trust) and parents (blocked care), how a child’s response may be rooted in early trauma, and strategies for parenting with empathy.

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How to Publish a Guided Journal – a Look Behind the Scenes

By BPAR

What’s involved with writing and publishing a book for adoptees? The following interview takes us behind the scenes at Boston Post Adoption Resources (BPAR), to learn how the author and this nonprofit developed the idea, design, and publishing plans for Voices Unheard: A Reflective Journal for Adult Adoptees, now on sale in paperback and ebook editions.

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Lack of Control and Feeling Stuck

By KC Craig, LICSW

We feel despair and hopelessness when we lose control of our lives, and this often leads to “feeling stuck.” Here’s how we can feel more confident and less stuck.

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Adoption-Competent Therapy — What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Find It

By Brittany Purrington

Adoption is a word that holds so much under the surface for adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents (the triad) including grief, attachment, trauma, and questions of culture and identity…

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Film Review: Reckoning with the Primal Wound

By Elena Li

Reckoning with the Primal Wound, a documentary, asks us to understand relinquishment trauma. The child and birth mother’s separation is a profound loss that needs to be acknowledged, seen, supported, and cared for.

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Through Every Season — Parenting with Melodies

By Guest Writer

For adoptive parent and songwriter Lissa, memories, stories, and emotions get woven into melodies as she navigates parenting a child with a history of trauma. Learn how she uses songwriting for both communicating and healing.

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BPAR Is Grateful for Client Feedback!

"Your extensive list of answers actually brought me to tears.
Until now I have felt alone and unsupported."

—SS, adult adoptee

"I always leave a session with a new thought or perspective.
BPAR nudges me to better myself and to be a better parent."

—Megan C, foster adoptive parent

"BPAR specializes in adoption issues,
and their therapists truly understand how to help me connect with my daughter."

—Ericka, adoptive parent

"I think it’s about the really thoughtful approach that you take.
Steadfast, honest, clear-sighted, intentional, thoughtful advice helps my own development."

—Dan, foster parent

"I need help understanding that part of me so I can get over that hump in life.
You guys opened a path for me. So now I’m just walking down it."

—An adult transracial adoptee

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