Post partum depression has a high profile. It has been cited in murder cases and celebrity spats.
But adoption professionals and families involved in adoptions report a different, low profile condition: post-adoption depression. Although its cause is poorly understood at this time, it is reportedly not uncommon among adoptive mothers.
Some adoption agencies are now offering services to support adoptive parents with post-adoption depression.
Read more in After the Adoption, a New Child and the Blues.