Foster / Adopt

Foster Families & Adoption

Therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of concerns related to adoption and foster care. Some ways therapy may help people cope with adoption or foster care include:

  • Exploring one’s identity

  • Telling a child they are adopted. Adoptive parents may be able to help by providing children with as much information as possible and by answering any questions a child might have about their adoption.

  • Processing trauma, posttraumatic stress (PTSD), or abuse

  • Addressing behavioral disorders in adopted or foster children

  • Working through anxiety, depression, addiction, or another mental health issue

  • Healing attachment issues experienced by children or adults who were adopted and/or in foster care

Attachment issues may be helped or resolved with intensive attachment-specific therapy, in addition to child and family trauma work. Skilled and loving caregivers who can self-regulate and provide children with what they need developmentally may be successful at helping children who face these issues adjust.

10975 Benson Drive, Suite 390  Overland Park, KS  66210

(913) 213-7418

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