Embracing your child's racial identity means embracing his friends, too.
Teens need their parents' guidance in forming their racial identity.
When teens establish contact with their birth families, they face risks, as well as rewards.
Teens may try on different identities as they seek to determine who they are.
The breakup of a family can be especially hard for adopted teens. Here's why.
As teen's desire more control over their lives, they want to be the decision-makers in determining contact with birth family.
Can't get your teen to talk? Rent a movie.
Help your teen adoptee overcome fear of leaving home with this advice.
Your teen will want to know more about his birth father—and his birth parents' relationship.
Want to strengthen your teen's sense of belonging? Make family meals mandatory.
The Internet requires a cautious approach when teens are looking for answers about adoption.
As your teen heads toward adulthood, she'll strive to discover who she is.
Families share their experiences with school and adoption issues.
Some teens are ready to go away to school and hit the books. Others may need different options.
Questions from their peers get more complicated for our teens—and their peers' questions may reflect their own worries about adoption.
By now, you and your teen have established a firm family bond. But outsiders may not see it that way.
When they're angry at us, teens may bring up the subject of birth parents. Here's how to answer calmly.
As teens seek independence, they rethink their relationships with all the adults in their lives — including birth parents.
In this excerpt from Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens, we take a look at what goes on in the minds of teens, and offer advice for talking with them.
Can't pry your teen from the computer? The Internet can be a great tool for finding identity and networking with other adopted teens.