Does anyone have an adopted child who has undertaken therapeutic lifestory work? I'm thinking that our AC might benefit from it and our adoption support worker is willing to make an application to the Adoption Support Fund to cover the costs.
We've adopted an older sibling pair (11 & 9) and they have a play therapist who has done some age appropriate life story work with them (just before our Adoption Hearing). She was brilliant and really helped the kids understand why they couldn't be with their family and got them to open up about memories that they'd kept locked away and they then talked us through all the bits they could remember. Really helpful for us and our 2.
Hi crisps, our therapist has been working with our kids for a few years now and they have a good relationship with her and she knows the background to the case. Not sure if it would've been as successful if a new therapist/stranger tried to talk through the same issues.
We've had an offer of this but both practitioners who have experience locally have withdrawn - one becuase he's too busy and one for heatlth reasons. So not much help here. I would only go with someone who has experience personally rather than a general therapist.