I agree with Cleo. You are open, and you are aware. Im not going to post all of the links I have to prove that adoptees ARE at a higher risk for depression and suicide, because you have seen a lot of them, and the "Yahoos" responding tonight will say they are biased, so it's not worth it. How sad that people choose to look at facts and turn away because it "wont happen to THEIR child".
How many more adoptees committing suicide will it take...how many studies that prove the link, the rates, etc...before people wake up and smell the coffee??? I cannot understand people being so irresponsible....but I digress....
Thank God YOU are aware. All you can do is continue to be open and honest and allow him to communicate. If he exhibits signs, you will know...and I have no doubt you will get help for him.
While I degree that CLINICAL depression is a chemical imbalance, and a disease that takes many tries with many different meds, adoption also causes depression. NOT in a chemical imbalance way, but as a situational/experience/post traumatic stress depression. Drugs may help, but talking to a therapist who recognizes an adoptee's pain and helps them to deal with it is necessary. You can medicate it all you want....but until the original trauma and subsequent pain is dealt with by the adoptee, drugs will just be a temporary band-aid.
eta: Imagine a stranger being placed with an Osmond. A freakin' chicklet-toothed, creepy doll making,toe-tappin, singing Mormon for cripes sake. Plus, she had bio kids, too. No wonder the kid wrote that he never fit in. What a disaster.