Adoption Is Trauma. It’s Time To Talk About It.

Mindy Stern
5 min readNov 5, 2019

November is National Adoption Awareness Month.


She surrendered me for adoption upon my birth. In three months, they took me from the womb to the NICU to the foster care to my adoptive parents. Gloria, my biological mother, did not know she was pregnant, she entered the emergency room for abdominal pains and exited traumatized in a way only birth mothers understand. She died at 50…