Ramification of Answer: Recognizes that along with needing facts, a child has varying degrees of feelings toward the adoption experience--feelings that it is safe for the child to relate.
|1.||How has your life been impacted by the three core issues--loss, shame, rejection--discussed in this chapter?|
|2.||What style of coping with adoption issues best describes you--denial, acknowledgment, insistence? Why?|
|3.||How would you describe your most often used response in answering your child's questions around adoption--authoritarian, chosen baby, glorifying, rational, reflecting?|
|4.||Describe what dynamics might be found in an adoptive family who is in "the child is the problem," stage of emotional/legal dissolution.|
|5.||Describe what dynamics might be found in an adoptive family who is in "the turning point" stage of emotional/legal dissolution.|