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.
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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