How to ease your child's entry to the wider world outside your home.
My 8-year-old has always seemed comfortable about adoption. Recently, though, he’s been telling classmates that he was adopted, but asking them to keep it secret. Should I be worried?
At school, children have to fend for themselves. Here are words they can live by.
Recently, my 7-year-old has been asking me rather vague questions, such as, “Where am I?” or “Where do I belong?” I don’t want to attribute every element of his development to adoption — but could that be behind these questions?
Your child may never have met his first mom and dad. But that doesn't mean he's not spinning stories about them.
It's not uncommon for a child to have different interests — and academic skills — than his achieving parents.
How to make sure your child feels good about being adopted.
Some children regress as a way of escaping to a less stressful time.
Has your grade-schooler suddenly gone silent on adoption? Here's how to keep the conversation going.
Six- to eight-year-olds begin to take on individual personalities — often different from those of their parents.
From requests for baby pictures to making family trees, adopted kids face challenges in the classroom. Here's how to help.
Even a teacher sensitive to adoption may benefit from having words to say.
Ever heard, "My real mother wouldn't make me do that"? Don't despair. All kids, adopted or not, conjure a fantasy parent from time to time.
Sometimes growing up means letting go of childhood friends.
How to answer this and other questions about how families are formed.
She has her backpack, pencils, and notebook. But does she know how to field adoption questions that might come her way?