Sherrie Eldridge on Adoption: 4 Short Notes

Emotional Vulnerabilities of an Adoptee: I need help in recognizing my adoption loss and help with grieving it. I need to be assured that my birth parent’s decision not to parent me had nothing to do with anything defective in me. I need help in learning how to deal with my fears of rejection—to learn that absence doesn’t mean abandonment or a closed door to an opportunity that I have done something wrong. I need permission to express ALL my adoption feelings & fantasies. Taming Temper Tantrums in the Adopted Toddler A desperate mom of a 21-month-old son wondered if her son had “infant rage.” He had been relinquished by

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