6 Questions Every Adopted Teen Wants Answered

Every adopted teen will have some questions. Here are some of the most common, and what you can do to help.

Prior to adolescence, children are extremely curious about their adoption stories. Although they question the circumstances that led to their adoption, most of them seem to accept the answers calmly. But adolescents often demand fuller and more factual answers. They understand that most mothers love, nurture, protect, and keep their babies. Why not in their case? Was there something terribly wrong or unlovable about them? Now that they are more sophisticated critical thinkers, adolescents revisit their earlier vague questions and ...

In this excerpt from Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens, we take a look at what goes on in the minds of teens, and offer advice for talking with them.


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