Dear SHINE brightly,
I don’t think my parents understand me. They don’t seem to notice me, or care about me at all. I think it might be because I’m adopted. Please help.
I’m so sorry to hear you are going through this! Start by talking to your parents about what you’re feeling. Sometimes parents don’t notice things about us right away, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care.
You could also try talking to another trusted grownup about what you’re feeling or going through, especially about your adoption. Their help will remind you of how valuable and loved you truly are.
Just know that no matter what happens with your parents, God always sees you! You can always talk to Him about what’s going on in your life.
Sincerely, SHINE brightly
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