All children have a right to a safe home that is filled with love. Children that have had an adoption plan made through the domestic adoption program have often experienced trauma in their past.
Adoptive parents need to understand that parenting a child who has experienced trauma requires an awareness that the past trauma(s) may impact how a child acts and reacts. Reaching out for support from professionals, friends, and family are helpful, as well as learning about trauma and trauma informed parenting. Knowing that “typical’” or “usual “parenting strategies may not work for a child who has experienced trauma. Learning trauma-informed parenting strategies can be very helpful.
If you are experiencing difficulties in parenting your adopted child/children and would like to talk, please call our office at (306) 665-7272. We can listen and can also provide you with referrals to local community agencies that can help.