You are not alone.

Post Adoption Depression is more common than you think.

DO I HAVE P.A.D.?

Think you may have post-adoption depression? Learn more about P.A.D. and rate your symptoms with our simple quiz.

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Tell us about your P.A.D. diagnosis, treatment, battle, and/or healing. Your experience could be life-changing for a struggling adoptive parent, and bring you even more perspective and healing.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PAD

Fact Sheets, Podcasts, & Articles

What do the experts say about post-adoption depression?
A lot, actually.

How Parents of Kids with Developmental Trauma Disorder Develop PTSD

It’s hard for most people to imagine how parenting can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder. Yet, to raise a child with complex developmental trauma disorder is extremely demanding and emotionally[…]

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Post Adoption Depression: Causes and Prevention (Podcast)

From Creating a Family Podcast “Post adoption depression and parent attachment disorder are surprisingly common and seldom talked about. After all, since you’ve tried so hard to become a parent,[…]

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Post Adoption Depression Fact Sheet from childwelfare.gov (2015)

Impact of Adoption on Adoptive Parents (PDF)

From ChildWelfare.gov “Explores some of the emotional ups and downs that adoptive parents may experience before, during, and after adoption. While every family is unique and every parent has different[…]

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