I encourage all of you to take the time to listen to today’s Adoption Perspectives Radio Show featuring John Brooks as he shares the traumatic story of his daughter’s suicide. When I saw the description of his “break out session” at the recent American Adoption Congress Conference in Denver, I thought there was NO way I could listen – as a mother to a 17-yr old daughter – NO way…but I am so thankful that I did!
The description in the conference brochure was as follows:
An Adoptive Father’s Epiphany Presenter: John Brook
An adoptive father shares his experience of losing his daughter Casey to suicide at 17, and his search for answers. While writing his memoir, The Girl Behind The Door, he learned about attachment disorders in orphaned children, still misunderstood among mainstream mental health professionals. He also shares lessons learned too late.
So thankful for John’s determination to share his story of raising his daughter adopted from Poland and his realization of the impact of her beginnings. Their story will simultaneously break your heart and fire you up as you catch his passion to drive change in the world of mental health services for struggling kids and their families!