Sticky Assignments

School assignments about family or personal history can be difficult for adopted children. Parents can help by talking to teachers or suggesting more inclusive projects.

A child completes school assignments
Throughout the school year, your child will come home with a variety of assignments, some of which may be difficult to complete. How does your first-grader draw the branches of a family tree if he knows little of his birth family? How does your second- or third-grader tell the story of her birth or bring in infant pictures when none exist? How does your child make a timeline of his life when parts of his past are so painful? Though ...

From requests for baby pictures to making family trees, adopted kids face challenges in the classroom. Here’s how to help.


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