In doing some more research, I've been surprised to learn a few more things about PADS:
- As many as 65% of adoptive parents experience PADS.
- It can affect mothers or fathers.
- It is more common in parents that have adopted internationally.
- And it is more common for parents that have brought home a child older than an infant whom is not the first child.
That was me for more than five weeks. Thank goodness that the medicine is diminishing all of the above symptoms.
I will say, that through it all, the one thing I have not felt is regret. I love all of my children. I love my husband. I love the decisions we've made. And even when life was dark, I knew that one day there would be light.
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