Regulation and the adoptive parent

Emotional regulation is an unconscious act for many of us.  When emotionally regulated, we often feel calm, connected and safe within ourselves and with the world in general.  While life may not be ‘perfect’, our sense is one of hope. We are alive in the present moment.   When we become unregulated, we move out of this calm, connected, … Continue reading Regulation and the adoptive parent

Bonding and Attachment

A week or so back I was invited to speak about my research into adoptive parent mental health with Al and Scott who run the Adoption & Fostering podcast.  It was a great opportunity to be able to talk about some of the real challenges that adopters face.  A link to the podcast is attached below.  During the … Continue reading Bonding and Attachment