Wednesday, June 16, 2010

More on Anger

Dawn at This Woman's Work talks about 6-year-old Madison's anger that her mom "took her" from Pennie, her birth mom (they're in an open adoption):

Madison recently told me that she is angry with me and I don’t know that it’s so misplaced. She says she is angry with me for taking her. There was a time that she was angry with Pennie but she understands more about Pennie’s decision because she has asked enough and we have talked enough that she understands it as much as a 6-year old can. She is less understanding about my decision (she doesn’t really bring Brett into this) to take her instead of helping her stay with Pennie.
As always, go read the whole thing, including how Dawn addressed the issue with Madison.

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