Let’s Talk About Post Adoption Depression

Most people know about Post-Partum Depression, but many people have no idea that Post Adoption Depression is actually a thing. It is more common than you think too. Bringing home a new baby can be overwhelming. Emotions of joy, love, happiness, are the normal types of feelings one expects, but add in exhaustion, feeling inadequate, unprepared, unworthy and generally sad also happen.

Let’s Talk About Post Adoption Depression

I’m really nervous about writing this one.  I love blogging, but I find that the more you put yourself out there the more you open yourself up to some really harsh criticism.  I’ve said before that after Miles had been home for four months, I, along with my doctor, made the decision to go on antidepressants.  I could have used them much sooner.  I went straight from probably needing a xanax to help me chill out during the adoption process to needing antidepressants in a heartbeat.  I’m not ashamed of that.  It was completely necessary for me. 

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Sarah - Content Specialist for adopting.org, is a mother both biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. She resides with her husband and two boys in Ohio. She is passionate about open adoption and adoption education. In her free time she enjoys cooking, photography, writing, and hiking. You can find more of her adoption work at Heart For Open Adoption on Facebook or on Adoption.com.

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