Talking About Adoption with Children


Children who joined their families through adoption need to know how adoption works, to feel free to ask questions (and get honest answers), and to learn any details you know about their birth families. Find talking tips below.

A father helps his child understand her feelings about adoption

The Good and Bad of Being “Chosen”

The Good and Bad of Being “Chosen”

How to make sure your child feels good about being adopted.

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A child encounters adoption in books

Orphan Lit

From Anne of Green Gables to Harry Potter, orphans are a staple of children's literature. Here's how to help your child make sense of it all.

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Girl fantasizes about her birth parents

Imaginary Birth Parents

Your child may never have met his first mom and dad. But that doesn't mean he's not spinning stories about them.

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