NEW LENSES! For Complex Families

Season 4, Episode 3

Have you ever been to the eye doctor and found out that your vision prescription has changed? 

Similarly, there are factors that can limit our relational vision, and it can change over time as well.  It can be helpful to our vision of our relationships to look through different lenses.  

Below I share some thoughts on different types of lenses for you to consider - especially if there are any hints or clues that your current lens might be causing you to miss something. 

Clearing Up Roles & Responsibilities in Adoptive & Step-Families

Wouldn’t you agree that parenting is sometimes hard work? 

How about when the dynamics of family life change with the addition of adopted children or stepchildren? 

In my experience as an adoptive mom, it can be difficult to navigate through conflicting advice, unreasonable expectations, and ever-evolving relationships in a bustling household. 

Legacy Living Today podcast, [S3|E11], Roles & Responsibilities in Adoptive & Step-Families

Adoptive Parents: The Tightrope Walk of Caregiving

Does Your Adopted Child Have Lingering Effects of Their Prior Trauma?
When a child is adopted, it is often thought that their previous traumatic experiences will automatically disappear. However, this is not always the case. In fact, many adopted children suffer from the effects of their childhood trauma long after they have been removed from the abusive environment.

This can be due to a number of factors. For example, some adoptees may feel like they are not worthy of love and support because they were given up by their birth parents. Others may feel like they are constantly being judged by others because of their adoption status. As a result, these adoptees may struggle to form healthy relationships with others and may struggle with self-esteem issues.

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