I have a pretty open mind on all aspects of adoption. Truly I do! But in a discussion I came across, a firstmom is comparing the love adoptees feel for their a-parents to "Stockholm Syndrome"! If you're not familiar with it, here goes:
He may love you hate you no way to tell most adoptees think that the A/P's are wonderful, They will say and think what is needed to avoid the hurt.
You have heard of the Stockholm syndrome, Quote: Definition of Stockholm syndrome:
Stockholm syndrome: An extraordinary phenomenon in which a hostage begins to identify with and grow sympathetic to their captor. Named for an episode that occurred in Stockholm in August, 1973 when an armed Swedish robber took some bank workers captive, held them for six days and stole their hearts. The Stockholm syndrome is not limited to Swedes. Patty Hearst, heir to the publishing fortune, was kidnapped in 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army.
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