Out On Their Own

Once they get to school, children will often be expected to talk about adoption with their friends and peers.

Learning to talk about adoption is an important skill for your child
As our children enter the school-age years, they spend more time away from our sheltering presence. They're pretty much on their own when it comes to social and verbal interactions at school. Among grade-schoolers, interactions about any personal subject can be emotion-laden. So we need to prepare our kids for exchanges about being adopted or looking different. In all likelihood, you've already set the stage with honest, loving talks about your child's adoption and how you formed your family. And ...

At school, children have to fend for themselves. Here are words they can live by.

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