Don't let your preschooler catch you off-guard! Be prepared to talk about the birds, the bees, and adoption.
Not sure when — or how — to bring up adoption with your toddler or preschooler? Here's where to begin.
When they're angry at us, teens may bring up the subject of birth parents. Here's how to answer calmly.
Keep talks with your child simple and relaxed. Your ease with discussing adoption lays the groundwork for a lifelong dialogue.
To the birth mother of my three children through adoption, wherever you are, I say thank you for allowing me to be their "other" mommy.
Preschoolers are starting to notice racial differences. Adoptive parents have a responsibility to talk about them.
A simple ceremony with flowers and candles helped my children celebrate their love for two mothers.
Is it what you say, how early you say it, or how often you say it that matters most to your child? Barbara Russell gives tips on talking about adoption with your child.
Let what your child can understand about adoption guide what you tell him about his story.
Experts offer talking tips and sample language for discussing neglect, abuse, abandonment, and other painful parts of your child's adoption story.
My daughter's tenth birthday was the first birthday party she'd ever had. Here's how and why we decided to redo all the others.
By tuning in to what children understand about adoption at different ages, our talks become richer, more intimate, and ultimately more effective.
Use this guide to plan a family movie night or two this season. These flicks will captivate your kids, and open up adoption talks long after the credits have rolled.
When your preschooler asks questions about adoption, use these age-appropriate answers that emphasize your family's love.
Want to get your young child to open up about adoption? Stop talking and start playing!
Between the ages of six and eight, children begin to ask more sophisticated questions about adoption. Here are some ways to respond.
My daughter’s birth parents are Caucasian and African-American. How should we talk with her about race? How do we fill out forms that ask about race and allow you to check only one box?
AF takes you inside the mind of your preschooler, and offers tips for answering their first questions about adoption and talking about how you became a family.
Adoptive Families explores common situations you may face while parenting your adopted teen.
Your grade-schooler wants to know about her history — so be ready to talk.