Wed, Sep 13|
Infant Adoption - What to consider after unsuccessful Fertility Treatment
Sep 13, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
The desire to have a child can be an emotionally and physically challenging journey especially after an unsuccessful fertility journey. This often leads couples and individuals to explore other options to parenting, infant open adoption being one of them. The adoption process can often be a daunting one, and individuals may find themselves at a loss as to how to cope with the many emotions and stressors they encounter. This class will strive to provide a sense of hopefulness and clarity to a process that can often feel isolating by touching on common feelings that prospective adoptive parents experience, discuss realistic expectations for the open adoption process, and best strategies to cope with the waiting to be matched with a birthparent.
Led by Tricia Crannell
Tricia is a therapist, mom of two young adult daughters, and birth trauma survivor. She uses both her professional training and personal experience with birth trauma to bring a deep understanding and sensitivity to her Perinatal work.
She is mindful that every life experience is as unique as each of her clients and deserves space to be heard and supported. She strives to do this, by nurturing a warm, authentic, non-judgmental relationship where you can begin to take the first steps towards healing and sharing your story.
In her 10 years as a Marriage and Family Therapist, she has worked in early intervention with children birth to 5 years old and with their caregivers. She also uses her training to assist individuals who experienced fertility challenges and multiple miscarriages, explore becoming parents through open adoption.
Her areas of specialty include birth trauma, prenatal and postpartum transitions, infertility, pregnancy loss, attachment, parenting, adoption. She integrates mindfulness practices, person-centered therapy, attachment theory, active listening, visualization, as strategies to support clients in reflecting and make meaning of their lived experiences.