Nourishment and Inspiration
Detachment and isolation may have served a valid purpose during a time of crisis or self-protection in the past. But we are built to connect, and today may be the right time to meet or talk with others who "get it."
Your questions and quiet (or not-so-quiet) struggles are valid, and you don't have to navigate life alone.
Art, Film & Music
Music has been called the "universal language," and is now used as therapy, along with creative arts and writing.
When you don't have words, try art, theater, film and music.
For the Record - a new musical by Rich Uhrlaub
Adoptable! by Scott Lowell
@ghostkingdom by Brian Stanton, creator of BLANK
It's not uncommon for male adoptees to struggle with unresolved identity, addiction, grief, anger, intimacy, and self-sabotage. Seeking insight and help from an adoption-savvy professional can be life- changing. As Ron Nydam PhD puts it, "You may well be experiencing a normal reaction to an abnormal situation."
Articles & Books
The body of adoption research and literature has grown significantly over the past 30 years.
Check out these links:
A Man and His Mother by Tim Green
Twice Adopted by Michael Reagan
Addiction: Parallel Universes by David Bohl
Research: Intimacy and parenthood
Looking for a constructive outlet for all of your energy around relinquishment and adoption? (Yes, they are two different things.) Are you passionate about legislative reform? Do you have a vision to help youth aging out of foster care? Can you bring skills, connections, media attention, or funding to a vital but under-represented cause? Email us at email@example.com
Male adoptee voices are underrepresented in the public square. Here's a blog exploring what that may be about. But men in increasing numbers are working through issues and adding their voices to a vital conversation. Have a listen!
Who Am I ...Really? hosted by Damon Davis