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effects of adoption on adoptees

Do Adoptees Struggle with Change and Transition?

Do Adoptees Struggle with Change and Transition?

"My daughter has greater difficulties with transitions than her friends who were born into their families. If we know a transition is coming, we prepare."

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Help your child create her own adoption lifebook.

Child-Created Lifebooks

Even if you've made a scrapbook or lifebook for your child, kids this age like to tell their own stories. Here's how to help.

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Tips for preparing kids to answer questions about adoption at school

Preparing for Questions About Adoption at School

Before first grade, parents need to teach kids how to respond to unwelcome comments about adoption at school.

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An adopted child considers his family tree

A Forest of Family Trees

Inclusive assignments help your grade-schooler, as well as her classmates, learn about their lives and the world around them.

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A mother reassures her son about his birth parents

What if My Birth Mother Shows Up to Claim Me?

Reassure your child that you are his parent, forever and always.

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Auditory processing disorder can make it difficult for children to focus in school

A Labor to Listen: Auditory Processing Disorder

If the sounds of the world are too much for your child, he may have an auditory processing problem. Learn how to figure it out and find help.

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Connecting with Other Adoptees

As they progress through grade school, most children want to "blend in" and be part of the crowd. But what if a child feels that the way she joined her family–through adoption–sets her apart?

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A child getting off a school bus, prepared to discuss race in the classroom

“My Most Pressing Back-to-School Task”

After bringing up race and adoption with my children's teachers at the start of each academic year, I always feel worried and hyper-vigilant. But, invariably, they get it.

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