How can we help you unravel adoption?

Connecting the adoption constellation
to find our healing paths

Welcome to Unraveling Adoption!

Whether you’re an adoptee, adoptive parent, birth/first parent, or ally, please take a look around and find resources that might help you on your journey!  I’m Beth Syverson, and I’m glad to have you here! Find out more the work I do with my family, and join in the conversation! 

Unraveling Adoption provides intentional spaces where people touched by adoption can find a clearer understanding of adoption’s complexities, gain skills and tools for personal growth and healing, and connect across the constellation. The community we build is respectful of all members of the constellation and avoids adding stigma to people who are already hurting. This is a hub where people will flock who are ready to learn and grow, willing to let down their defenses, and eager to heal within a vibrant community.

I recently spoke at the National Association of Adoptees and Parents’ Happy Hour, so I’m including the video here. It’s a good way to hear our family’s story and understand where we’re coming from at Unraveling Adoption.

Background

In 2019, when our [adopted] son Joey was 15, he was hospitalized with a mental health crisis. While there, we found out he had been using cannabis, psychedelics, and more. It has been a sometimes-excruciating marathon since then, with runaways, overdoses, psych hospitals and treatment centers, relapses, suicidal ideation, and anxiety & depression. But our family is now on a healing journey, and we are committed to walking beside each other with positive and compassionate relationships, no matter what. We’ve discovered that Joey’s relinquishment trauma from his inter-country adoption at 7 months old is one of his core issues.

We want to help other families struggling with adoption, addiction, mental health, and diversity. Join us!

Safe Home Podcast has become Unraveling Adoption

In 2019, when our [adopted] son Joey was 15, he was hospitalized with a mental health crisis. While there, we found out he had been using cannabis, psychedelics, and more. It has been a sometimes-excruciating marathon since then, with runaways, overdoses, psych hospitals and treatment centers, relapses, suicidal ideation, and anxiety & depression. But our family is now on a healing journey, and we are committed to walking beside each other with positive and compassionate relationships, no matter what. We’ve discovered that Joey’s relinquishment trauma from his inter-country adoption at 7 months old is one of his core issues.

We want to help other families struggling with adoption, addiction, mental health, and diversity. Join us!