Adoption is a beautiful thing. However, there is no escaping the simple fact that its foundation is a whole heap of loss. A child’s loss of his or her birth family. Birth parents’ loss of the opportunity to raise their children. And often, adoptive parents’ loss of the dream of having biological children. These losses provide a lot of opportunities for all members of the triad to give and receive comfort as they grieve these serious losses.
In an article on Oprah.com, life coach Martha Beck shares some advice for offering comfort to those who are struggling.