99 [Healing Series] When Reunion Fails - Identity with Pamela Cordano, MFT

What happens when your reunion fails? Pam Cordano, MFT returns to the Healing Series to help us focus in on ways we can find our identity without a connection to our biological family.

Show Notes


Full episode transcript available here


Topics We Discussed

  • For those of us who have a positive reunion, sometimes we see others having a failed reunion and we feel guilty about our own happiness.
  • A range of reunion challenges - door slam, complete refusal, one foot in the door, letter from a lawyer, no answer
  • Are we only showing a “false self” so that they accept us? Or can we show our “real selves”?
  • How do I figure out who I am if I’ve been rejected from reunion, and haven’t been given the opportunity to find myself that I expected?
  • Things to watch out for that are unhealthy responses to reunion fail and advice for finding our identity post-reunion fail.
  • Some practices that Pam shares we could do regularly to help us work on healing.
  • Registration info for American Adoption Congress Conference in Washington, DC April 3 - 6, 2019

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