What Birth Parent And Adoptee Reunions On The News Are Not Sharing

We all love a beautiful reunification story, right? It feels good to see adoptees finding their long-sought after birth families, then the first glimpse as they throw their arms around each other, finally reveling in the joy of reunion. And truly, it is beautiful.

But all reunions–even those we see that capture the extreme emotion and cause us to tingle–aren’t filled to the brim with only happy moments. In fact, most reunions include a lot of pain. Why?

How can these things (that don’t hit the news) be avoided, or at least diminished? For those who are preparing for reunification:

As you do these things, your happy, news-worthy reunion may be what it appears to be! It’s possible to eliminate most negativity and to thrive in your newfound situation.

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