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Explaining Domestic Adoption

by AF Editors

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Q: How can our close friends explain our domestic adoption of a five-year-old to their young children, ages three to six?

A: Here are two suggestions for helpful books:

  • What Is Adoption? Helping Non-adopted Children Understand Adoption, by Sofie Stergianis and Rita McDowall
  • How I Was Adopted, by Joanna Cole

Visit adoptivefamilies.com/talking for classic articles, and browse through the handouts at adoptivefamilies.com/clip for more talking guidelines.


--the editors of Adoptive Families magazine

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