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Wisdom Wednesday: Post-Adoption Depression

PADS — Post-Adoption Depression Syndrome.  While many are familiar with postpartum depression, few people have even heard of PADS and may even doubt its existence.  However, several studies have found that PADS happens at the same rate as postpartum depression and can affect between 18 to 26 percent of adoptive parents soon after bringing a child into a home. I am here to tell you that it happened to me.

Apparently my story isn’t all that unique, but when I was in the midst of the negative feelings, I certainly felt alone.  Read more.

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