Thursday Nov 30, 2023

101 – Every Adoption Begins With Trauma, Loss, and Grief! With Author Anna Maria DiDio

“My message to parents is this is okay. These things will work out over time. This is going to happen. This is not personal. That's not a personal attack on your cooking or anything. These are messages. These are ways in which the child perhaps needs to assert herself or communicate her initial reluctance.... 

(Today) she’s a college graduate. She has a wonderful job, and she’s a productive member of this community. She’s loving and caring.

All of these things took time, but these were the hurdles that we were seeing and not reacting very well to.”

Hi Neighbor,

Today, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to my neighbor from Philadelphia, Anna Maria DiDio. Anna Maria is an adoptive mother and children’s author whose adoption-themed books encourage open and honest conversations between parents and children. 

Grab a notebook and pen. This is a much-needed conversation in the adoption space. Check out the links below to connect with Anna Maria and purchase her books.

Hope and healing are on the way.

Your Neighbor,

Website and Free Resources

Love at the Border: An Adoption Adventure and Memoir

Many People to Love: Understanding Adoption Trauma (L.I.F.E.* Adventures series Book 1)





Disclaimer: As is the case with anyone that I bring on the show to talk to you, I encourage take notes and listen to the information. Then do your due diligence and use what you can in your adoption journey to parent your child the best way you can.

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