Teaching the Teachers

Unfortunately, some of our children's teachers still have some outdated attitudes about adoption. Here, how one mother went about educating her child's school.

A mother helping teachers change their attitudes about adoption by offering them a free pamphlet
My friend Susan was determined to set a positive tone at the first open house of the year at her daughter’s preschool. Hand in hand with her daughter, Sasha, Susan approached the teacher, and after chatting, told her that she and Sasha were an adoptive family. "Well,” said the teacher, “we’ll be looking for those abandonment issues to show up, won’t we?” Susan was shocked. Why was the teacher psychoanalyzing her child before she even knew her? And why was ...

How one mother set out to educate her town.

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