As adopted teens enter the dating game, unique issues will arise. Are you ready to tackle them?
It's not unusual for teens to start thinking more about their birth parents. In fact, it's normal.
Adoption expert Debbie B. Riley, LCMFT, discusses how to explain the death of a birth father to your child, especially when the birth father has been rarely mentioned.
An adopted teenager may find it easier to open up to an adoptee mentor than to a parent, and mentoring a younger adopted child can bring joy and confidence.