The Impact of Adoption On the Life of the Adoptee

The impact of adoption on the life of the adoptee with Lisa Floyd

In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I'm joined by adoptee advocate Lisa Floyd. Lisa joins me to share her story of how she was affected by being put up for adoption as a baby and how she has been able to heal from that separation by finding out who she really is. 

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The Details

Traumatic experience:

Lisa was adopted through a closed adoption when she was 9 days old.

Effects of the traumatic experience:

Lisa experienced low self-esteem, withdrew into herself, had difficulty trusting others, and struggled with identity issues and feelings of anger.

Overcoming the traumatic experience:

Finding out where she came from and connecting with other adoptees has helped Lisa get to where she is today.

What Lisa does today:

Lisa is studying to be trauma and attachment therapist.

Final Question:

Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?

Lisa's Answer: Things will get better and you are enough.

Links Mentioned

The Primal Wound: Understaning the Adopted Child - the book that helped Lisa

Facebook - Lisa's Facebook profile

lisaf2_1999 (at) yahoo (dot) com - Lisa's email address if you'd like to reach out to her

The Trauma Therapist Podcast - the interview I did that Lisa found me through

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  1. I think most adoptive parents can’t really hear the truth of the trauma that is involved that affects the whole triad! Lisa’s interview is so real and powerful!! I sure appreciate her honesty! I know folks locally that are trying to adopt and the struggles are so huge! I agree with Lisa’s point of view about helping the birth mother keep her baby. I struggle with the Churches big push to adopt and “save” the world through adoption these days. I am sorry but as a Christian and an adoptee I struggle with this view.

  2. An illuminating interview about trauma related to infant relinquishment. Thanks.

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