What Do Preteens Think About Adoption?
Before the infamously moody teen years, pre-adolescence can present its own challenges for parents. How should you respond to tweens’ questions about adoption or initiate conversation with a preteen who doesn’t seem eager to talk? | BY ELLEN SINGER, LSCW-C
“Sister—a Role I Wasn’t Ready to Play”
“My biological brother was adopted as an infant. When he found us, he was eager to claim us as family. But is that really what we were?” A woman shares the story of meeting her birth sibling and offers advice for others contemplating search or faced with a reunion. | BY ELIZABETH BROOKS
“My Snuggle Boy”
When he’s at home, there’s a good chance you’ll find my not-so-little boy cuddling on my lap. What a change from the expressionless toddler who came home to us eight years ago! | BY BILLY CUCHENS
“I Can’t Believe She Just Said That!” – Biggest Adoption Misconceptions
Parents share misconceptions about adoption that they’ve encountered, from ‘love heals all’ to ‘your child is lucky’ to ‘now you’ll get pregnant!’
How to Share Sad News About a Birth Parent?
How to Explain Fostering and Concurrent Planning to Our Children?
Enter the 2018 Adoptive Families Cover Photo Contest!
AFC Photo Contest Winners: Kids and Pets
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, RE: March 2018
Thank You to This Issue’s Sponsors:
Adoption by Shepherd Care
Adoptions from the Heart
Bethany Christian Services
Children’s Connections Inc.
National Background Check
Ellyn J. Bullock, Solberg & Bullock, LLC
Dr. Jane Aronson
Texas Children’s Hospital