Birth Fathers And Feelings

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How are fathers affected by the loss of a child?

Birth Fathers And Feelings

Though birth mothers have been studied with greater frequency than birth fathers, we have every reason to believe that birth fathers suffer lifelong effects as well, especially if they were not allowed to take part in the adoption decision.

Birth fathers should not be afraid to seek counseling and support. You can support a grieving birth father as you would a grieving birth mother, by acknowledging his parenthood and respecting the fact that he has experienced the loss of his child, too.

   

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