Healing Series: Coming out of the Fog

Lesli A. Johnson, MFT talks with us about what “coming out of the fog” means. We cover how adoptees, first parents, and adoptive parents can all experience this. Lesli and I also discuss how to move through this process, which can be incredibly challenging.

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Show Notes


Topics We Discussed

  • Coming out of the fog means really facing the reality of what happened in adoption; facing and integrating the grief and loss of the separation
  • It’s a non-linear experience of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, acceptance)
  • How (and when) people may experience the process of coming out of the fog: adoptees, first parents and adoptive parents
  • Why don’t some people ever come out of the fog
  • Talking about adoption loss and grief with those who may not understand
  • Coming out of the fog = coming into the truth
  • Would we go back in the fog if we had the chance?

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