Growing Up Adopted - Parenting Through Developmental Ages & Stages


As children grow, their behavior and understanding of adoption changes. Below, find parenting advice for different developmental ages and stages.

Regression can stress you out

When Your Child Acts Like a Baby

When Your Child Acts Like a Baby

Some children regress as a way of escaping to a less stressful time.

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Many kids create fantasy parents

The Fantasy Parent

Ever heard, "My real mother wouldn't make me do that"? Don't despair. All kids, adopted or not, conjure a fantasy parent from time to time.

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Adoption and teenage years

When Your Teen Starts to Date

As adopted teens enter the dating game, unique issues will arise. Are you ready to tackle them?

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