Michelle is one of our most eloquent adoptees in the video series. She is so open and honest about the challenges and I love her courage to speak up about the topics most hidden in adoption – eating disorders and suicide attempts and what underlies these; and the struggle to find a place to belong and need to know the truth of our origins.
Click on Michelle’s image to listen to her video.
Read Michelle’s other blogs: Mother and Letter to President Moon.
Adopted Families and Eating Disorder Recovery
Risk of eating disorders in international adoptees: a cohort study using Swedish national population registers
Eating Disorders in Adopted Children
Behavioral symptoms of eating disorders among adopted adolescents and young adults in the United States: Findings from the Add Health survey
The Link between Childhood Trauma and Eating Disorders
Adoption and Eating Disorders: A High-Risk Group?
Issues in Attachment that may contribute to Eating Disorders