"In adoption reunions, rejection can be horribly traumatic. But with so little realistic counseling available here in the United States for birthparents and adoptees to process their feelings in advance, it's not unusual for misunderstandings to occur. Reunion is not the simple event as shown on television. Many birthparents and adoptees find they need to pull back at times, sometimes for years, to process their intense emotions before communicating again. This loss of contact after so many years apart may be devastating for the other person and for siblings and others as well."
- Laurie Frisch
Full article by Laurie Frisch can be found here.