Research indicates trauma not only effects a person’s memories and emotions, but can also alter the physical state of their brain. Every child that has been adopted has experienced trauma. Even infants, who leave the hospital in the arms of their adoptive parents, experience trauma through the loss of their biological family.
Acknowledging this trauma and loss is essential to helping your child walk through healing. As we know, healing happens in layers. We have the honor, privilege, and responsibility of focusing on our child as a whole person, and helping them find healing spiritually, physically, emotionally, and psychologically.
My husband and I have adopted twice from the foster care system. Our sons have very different histories. Biological, medical, and environmental contributors are all wildly different. However, they both experienced the trauma of being separated from their birth family, in addition to other personal stressors.
So, today, I want to share three natural ways we have supported healing in our sons!
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