In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I'm joined by adoption author Sherrie Eldridge. Sherrie joins me to share her story of how being adopted as a baby led her to struggle with attachment disorder and how she has been able to overcome her trauma by changing her mindset.
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Sherrie was conceived through rape and then not held until she was adopted at 10 days old.
Effects of the traumatic experience:
Sherrie has struggled with attachment disorder and a fear of rejection.
Overcoming the traumatic experience:
Her faith, connecting with other adoptees, writing, and boxing have helped Sherrie get to where she is today.
What Sherrie does today:
Sherrie is a writer and speaker on the topic of adoption.
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?
Sherrie's Answer: To remember that God is holding her.
SherrieEldridge.com - Sherrie's website
Facebook Page - Sherrie's Facebook page
Facebook Profile - Sherrie's Facebook profile
Twitter - Sherrie's Twitter profile
Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew - Sherrie's best-selling book on the topic of adoption
20 Life-Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make - another of Sherrie's popular books on the topic of adoption
Sherrie's email address - if you'd like to reach out to her
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Lisa Floyd says
Wonderful and insightful interview on adoptee rejection. Thank you for allowing adoptee voices to be heard, Melissa.
Melissa Wilson says
Thanks for the feedback, Lisa. I’m glad that I got to share both of your stories and help raise more awareness.