"I wonder if I should remain loyal to my birth mother or if I should allow myself to love and be loved by my foster/adoptive mother."
Behaviors associated with this issue:
- Acting out during the holidays or near Mother's Day
- Refusal to attach to the foster/adoptive parents
- Modeling after birth parent or fantasy of birth parent
We hope you have enjoyed this series, "The Seven Wonders of Adoption," by Betsy Keefer-Smalley. Please leave a comment and let us know if you were helped in any way.
A special thanks goes to FosterParentCollege.com for allowing us to reprint the "wonders."