I wanted to do a series of posts about what I call the "phantoms" that accompany an adoption.
A "phantom" is the idea of a child that "could" have been a part of our life. The ghost of a child who may not necessarily exist, but who haunts our thoughts; one that we grieve over.
There are phantoms that haunt every member of the adoption triad and I wanted to discuss the different types, how those phantoms affect us, and how we can deal with them.
I have a collection of posts from all members of the adoption triad, all of whom have different perspectives and experiences.
These women are amazing, and I hope you enjoy learning from them!
Stefanie: An Angel in my Heart (birth mom)
Jill: Memories were Ghosts and My House was Haunted (birth mom)
Alicia: You Know Better Than I (hopeful adoptive mom)
Brenda: Grieving the Loss of a Baby and a Birth Mom (adoptive mom)
Kenna: The Phantoms will Fade (adoptee and adoptive mom)
Conclusion: Even His Name Would Have Been Different