Resources & Education
Adoption-related resources and information
7 Core Issues in Adoption & Permanency
From: North American Council on Adoptable Children www.nacac.org Adoption, foster and kinship care are important
7 Core Issues in Adoption & Permanency: Grief
The profound losses that created feelings or fears of rejection, which led to the emotions of shame and guilt, must
7 Core Issues in Adoption & Permanency: Identity
If constellation members have acknowledged and identified their losses, examined feelings or fears of rejection, ...
7 Core Issues in Adoption & Permanency: Intimacy
Intimacy requires an individual to know who they are and what they need in relationships and believe that they have
7 Core Issues in Adoption & Permanency: Loss
Loss begins the journey. It is crisis and/or trauma that create the circumstances that lead to the necessity of ...
7 Core Issues in Adoption & Permanency: Mastery & Control
All of the unidentified, un-named, unacknowledged and un-grieved losses can create intense feelings of ...
7 Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency
The 7 core issues in adoption are identified as: Loss, Rejection, Guilt/Shame, Grief, Identity, Intimacy and Mastery & Control
7 Core Issues in Adoption. & Permanency: Rejection
Constellation members’ core losses are most often experienced as a form of social rejection. Rejection is a ...
7 Core Issues in Adoption. & Permanency: Shame & Guilt
Rejection leads to feelings of shame and/or guilt. Shame and guilt impact an individual’s self-esteem and ...
ASCS Post-Adoption Support & Preservation Services
Post Adoption services refer to the many services that people may require following an adoption. ASCS can provide services to adult adoptees around search and reunion, the newly formed adoptive family, and also to adoptive families that were formed months or even years ago.
In Canada, some provinces and territories offer adoption assistance to children who are adopted from foster care ...
Attachment and Bonding
It is helpful for adoptive families to have a good understanding of the difference between healthy secure attachments and insecure attachments.