Entries by Mark Kuligowski

Battle Adoptive Family Distress From Day One

Minimize distress + anxiety with an open communication journey—immediately I recently read about new research that supported what I’ve known intuitively since becoming an adoptive parent: Children who learn that they are adopted later than three years old experience an increased level of emotional distress and more overall life dissatisfaction than children who learn by […]

Enhance Provider Relationship To Promote Healing

Healthcare providers, we can enhance relationship + experience. Understanding the mentality and feelings of individuals who have experienced adoption or foster care without having a direct connection to either community or the proper insight into the lifelong impacts of adoption/foster care is complicated. The complex nature of these systems can leave healthcare providers feeling as […]

A Privilege From Tragedy To Treasure

An Adoption Perspective from an Adoptive Mom “A child born to another woman calls me mom. The depth of the tragedy and the magnitude of the privilege are not lost on me.” -Jody Landers, Blogger: Love What Matters Every single day since I became an adoptive mom, I have lived these words. There was a […]

Coming Out Of The Fog

Coming to terms with my adoption I first learned about the term “coming out of the fog” when doing some prep work for a presentation a few years ago on core issues in adoption. The phrase refers to adoptees coming to terms with feelings and realizations in regards to adoption. Many times this increase in […]

We Met Our Match And We Are Stronger For It

Why Adoption Perspectives Is The Match For You A perfect match does not come from identical opinions or similar experiences. A real, honest match comes from challenging each other, learning from each other, valuing experiences and sharing life. This match at Adoption Perspectives, LLC is genuinely committed to you—personal or professional—so that we may strengthen […]