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Adopted adult

Many of you still experience a constant struggle with identity, uncertainty and loss, and feel a persistent tension between loyalty to one family and yearning for another.

[Extract from Australian Federal Government Apology to victims of Forced Adoption 2013

Research identifies these core issues for adopted people are;

  • Identity – Who am I?
  • Divided Loyalty
  • Intimacy in Relationship
  • Attachment Difficulties
  • Loss / Abandonment 
  • Guilt and Shame
  • Fear and Anxiety
  • Rejection
  • Grief
  • Anger / Rage / Powerlessness

arcs counsellors are highly trained and experienced in helping you explore these issues in a safe and trauma informed manner.