Grief & Loss

Regardless of even the best of intentions, the very act of a child coming into foster care or being adopted has roots in unspeakable grief and loss. This grief and loss then permeates the lives of everyone involved - for a lifetime - even if joy, recovery and resilience are part of the journey. More importantly, whether child or adult, everyone grieves differently and on their own unique timeline. By giving voice to grief, we give voice to growth. Please reference our Birth Parent Grief & Loss and Trauma pages for more resources.

"We can't heal what we don't feel...the only way out of the pain is through the pain." ~Dr. David Kessler, international grief expert

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Recommended Books & Articles

Grief & Loss related Materials in ORPARC's library, including Children's Materials, Information Packets, and Infertility-related Materials plus DIGITAL

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