Adoptive parents don’t always realize that raising an adoptee comes with this extra layer of emotional work that you’re going to have to do.
— Katie Biron, STAR Adoptive Parent group facilitator —
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Adoptive parent support professionals Katie Biron and Kara Andersen are my guests on this new episode of Adoption: The Long View. Both are absolutely amazing in their abilities to coach adoptive parents with wisdom and compassion.
What Adoptees Really Need From Their Parents
I worked closely with Katie and Kara, along with Angela Tucker (Ep 105) to create a new tool — a short animated video — that helps adoptive parents understand what adoptees really need from their parents.
The four of us recently unveiled our video courtesy Amara, a Seattle-based nonprofit that focuses on the needs of children within families formed through adoption.
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