6 Things You Should Know About Adoptee Suicide

It is more than a sad thought, but adoptee suicide is major problem. Adoptees are four times more likely to commit suicide than someone that wasn’t placed for adoption. So it’s important that you read this article about what you need to know and what you can do to help prevent adoptee suicide.

One major thing to do is to never put pressure on your child to feel grateful for the adoption. It is the parents that should feel gratitude for their child being in their lives.

Other parts this article touches on is to let your child feel emotions like anger and guilt over his or her adoption. These feelings are normal since adoption stems from loss. Allow your child to feel these emotions so that he or she can sort through them. Never be afraid to seek professional help for you and/or your child if you need it.

Click here to read the full article on Adoption.com.

If you — or someone you know — need help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you are outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources.

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Crystal started in the adoption community as an intern for Adoption.com. From there she became the content manager, and has recently moved to become a content specialist. Crystal has been touched by the hundreds of articles she's read and edited from all members of the adoption triad. In her free time she loves to spend too much time on Instagram, hike around Oregon, and hang out with her husband. Show her pictures of your puppies or share some salt and vinegar chips with her, and you've got a friend for life.

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