Being Adopted

by Marcella Moslow born in Colombia and adopted to the USA; trauma therapist

The heavy realities that adoptees must navigate are staggering and complex. The voids we carry with us are enormous and no matter the amount of love we receive, it often feels like it is not enough. The connection and attunement we seek, the culture that we have a right to, the attachment we were wired for is stripped from us, leaving deep wounds behind. This is devastating to an individual’s system and carries into future generations. We grapple with the reality that not only did we have something happen to us, but we also were deprived of so much of what we needed. Trauma can be both — what happens to us, as well as what doesn’t happen to us.

Follow Marcella at Insta @marcellamoslow

Her new podcast can be found @adopteesdishpodcast

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