What Will Their Friends Think?

Peer relationships are difficult to navigate for any preteen, not just adopted ones. But feeling excluded or rejected can bring up old wounds in your adopted tween.

A girl navigating difficult peer relationships and getting rejected

As kids grow up, they look to their friends for acceptance — and desperately want to fit in.


Join or renew now for exclusive access to this article, the full searchable Adoptive Families Adoption Parenting Library, and more.

Already a member? Log in below.

Need help? CLICK HERE

Copyright © 1999-2021 Adoptive Families Magazine®. All rights reserved. For personal use only. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

More articles like this