Take a minute to read this article from The Fix. It is an eye-opening account of the link between adoption and addiction. Can Adoption Create Addicts? | The Fix.
I have pondered this topic quite a bit. In the book The Primal Wound author Nancy Newton Verrier suggests a link between adult adoptee behavior and our relinquishment.
Research presented in The Primal Wound also suggests that the lifelong effects of adoption on behavior are worse when a child is removed from its biological mother at birth. This is due to the pre-speech nature of the wound. When a child experiences pain and cannot express it verbally, it becomes a deep-seated fissure in human personality.
I know a lot of adoptees who have experienced drug and food addictions, but is it cause and effect? Or is it merely coincidental? What do you think? Does adoption cause addiction? Please share your thoughts and experiences using the comment link below.
Blessings for a healing honest exchange,