Monday, May 27, 2019

Post-adoption Depression

This is an article about post-adoption depression. It is empirically based and adoptive parents have found the article helpful. I wrote it over ten years ago and I’ve since come to understand my story differently. My story was about emotional abuse by a nurse we employed. She was with me and the baby because my husband had to return home to litigate a case. We told her I was bipolar. She had no understanding of what that was, other than it was a mental illness. Cultural and generational factors added to the misunderstanding. It’s clear to me now this was about the stigma of mental illness.

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