Author Archives: Mary Ann Curran

Pregnancy and birth talks don't need to be about the stork!

Answering Kids’ Questions About Reproduction

Kids' questions about sex are a tad more complicated when adoption is involved. Here, our experts give you the answers you need.

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Read expert advice on answering rude adoption qeustions.

Answering Relatives’ Tricky Questions About Adoption

Adoptive parents are used to fielding questions about adoption — and most of us have an arsenal of replies to give the stranger in the checkout lane, but when it’s a family member making the rude remark, snappy comebacks don’t suffice.

Three adopted children, engaging in one of several common play scenarios

The Games They Play

Along with tea parties and superheroes, our children may incorporate themes like birth and adoption into their play.

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Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: Affirming Belonging

An adoptive parent whose young child realized her skin color was different asks AF's expert for help with talking about race and belonging in a blended family.

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Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: Older Child Adjustment

The older child we're adopting is coming to us after seven years of foster care in another country. How can we make the transition easier?

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