Adoption Counseling

Roxanne Pratt has prior professional experience working at an adoption agency (in Atlanta) and is herself an adoptive parent.

When children have questions and are wondering about their adoption or when children or their parents are experiencing feelings associated with adoption, this is not necessarily a negative thing. Children and their parents can work to gain a broader perspective on what these adoption “issues” mean in their lives and begin to think about what they ultimately want to “do” with this meaning. Often it is helpful to create a new honest and affirming narrative that a child can own.

Sometimes, at different stages of their lives, adult adoptees experience thoughts and feelings related to their adoption, and often are in the process of making decisions relating to searching for or meeting members of their biological families or grappling with how to approach their adoptive families about these matters. Adopted adults often say that when they discuss their adoption concerns with friends or family members, they often hear feedback and comments that may not be helpful. Roxanne works with people to examine all aspects of their situation so that they can work toward the most comfortable resolution possible.