Helping Your Adopted Child Navigate Friendships and Peers


Your child may face questions about adoption from classmates, and grapple with “feeling different,” as he or she grows. Find advice from experts on helping your child navigate friendships, nosy peers, and challenges like bullying or exclusion.

helping children explain open adoption to their peers

“I Have a Birth Mom, Too” – How Children Can Explain Open Adoption to Friends

“I Have a Birth Mom, Too” – How Children Can Explain Open Adoption to Friends

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Friendships with other adopted children can help your child feel like she fits in

Friends Like Me: The Value of Adoptee Peer Groups

Want to do something wonderful for your grade-schooler? Hook her up with other kids who were adopted.

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Anyone can succumb to peer pressure

Peers, Pressure, and Popularity

"Come on, everyone else is doing it."

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