Help Your Child Adjust After Adoption


Adoption is finalized, now who is there to help with behavioral, medical, mental health, emotional, and school setting needs for your child. It is common for youth who have experienced placement outside of birth family to have behavioral and emotional needs. Consider a counselor for you as a caregiver (or couple), for the family, and/or for the child.

Some common behaviors: aggression, lying, talking back, impulsivity, difficulty focusing, difficulty sleeping (going to sleep and staying asleep, withdrawl.

Some common emotional: mood swings, tearful, sadness, nervous/anxious, anxiety, ADHD symptoms.

It is also common for adopted youth to need additional support at school including prompts and redirection to stay on task, modifications in classes such as extra time, behavioral support such as a cooling off period. Children may have known or unknown mental health needs. Mental health can be genetic and if birth parents have mental health needs such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc, their birth child may have inherited the same mental health. 

Soon there will be a support group for adoptive parents and nontraditional caregivers. A brief screening must be completed before you can join the group.  Each group is $25 per group member. Check out for more information or call 806-382-5822. You can also email To schedule an appointment you can call Aimee. We will discuss which therapist is best for you. Aimee accepts most insurances. There is also Master’s level LPC-Interns available. Experienced LPC-Interns are $45 per hour, and newer LPC-Interns $25 per hour. 

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