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Identity, Grief, and the Lasting Effects of Adoption

We often talk about the lasting effects of adoption on a birth mother’s life. What her grief process is like and how she copes afterwards. But we don’t really talk about what adoption is like for an adoptee. Adoption affects all those who are involved; but, especially the child being adopted. In popular culture, particularly in movies and television, adopted children are often portrayed as having difficult lives with lots of emotional issues. But in reality, though issues do present themselves, adopted children live fairly normal lives. Just like every other child, various life factors affect their childhood experiences. However,…