Author Archives: Regina M. Kupecky, LSW

Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: Validating a Child’s Past

Ask AF: Validating a Child’s Past

Answers to your parenting questions.

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Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: When a Teen Wants to Know Both Birth Parents

Q: My 14-year-old knows her birth mother, but her birth father never wanted to be a part of her life, and is currently incarcerated. She wrote him a letter several months ago and didn’t get a response, and has been struggling with this. Her older brother has good relationships with both of his birth parents, which I believe makes it harder for her.

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Older child adoption stories and advice

What I Wish I Had Known

After the initial adjustment stages, parents who adopt older kids often say, "Why didn't someone tell me that?" Here are eight of the lessons families I've worked with over the past 25 years have learned.

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