The experience of being adopted can be ongoing or hit like a ton of bricks. Either way, it’s often linked with other life stresses and life transitions. For nearly 20 years, Katie Naftzger has been passionate about helping adoptees and families better their lives. Katie offers psychotherapy and consultations for adoptees and parents through the life cycle.
Her life as a Korean-Adoptee enriches and informs her work. Adoption is the connecting thread but it’s the details that make each family unique.
Parenting in the Eye of the Storm
The Adoptive Parent’s Guides to Navigating the Teen Years
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When an adopted student (or any student) is struggling academically, we consider things like learning disabilities, emotional issues and school fit. As teachers, parents and practitioners in their lives, we use IEPs and learning centers to learn and support them. All...read more
It's been an quite a summer! I've loved meeting and connecting with adoptive parents around the country. Adoptive parents have told me how much my book has impacted them. Families are complicated and in the teen years, the stakes can feel high. It can be helpful to...read more
It was in my first meeting with Nora, 13, adopted from Korea at five months old. She had been crying a lot for the past week talking about how much she missed her birth mother. That’s when her mom got in touch with me. In those first few meetings, I learned a lot...read more