Adolescent adoptees offer first-person wisdom to fellow adoptees.
At 13, my daughter is still figuring out who she is. Race is one part of the picture, adoption is another.
Is it true that girls adopted at a later age may begin puberty early? Our daughter was six when she arrived. What should we watch for in the years to come?
"I wonder what I'll look like when I"m grown."
When adoption comes up in the classroom, you can't always help your child handle it. Here's how to set up your child to advocate for herself at school.
Don't allow your child's feelings about adoption to go underground.
No matter what you do, your preteen is mortified by your presence. What's going on?
"Come on, everyone else is doing it."
Adolescence only lasts a short time — help your child through the rough patches and enjoy watching her grow into an individual.
When your child reaches his preteen years, he may deny his adoption to fit in with peers. Ronny Diamond explains how parents can cope.
If your preteen is suddenly silent about adoption, look for "reachable" moments.
Your preteen wants to fit in, but how can she when she’s “different”? AF explains how parents can help.
Sometimes growing up means letting go of childhood friends.