Got a Web-savvy teen on your hands? Here's how to set safety guidelines for online birth family contact.
When they're angry at us, teens may bring up the subject of birth parents. Here's how to answer calmly.
As teens seek independence, they rethink their relationships with all the adults in their lives — including birth parents.
By tuning in to what children understand about adoption at different ages, our talks become richer, more intimate, and ultimately more effective.
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.
Can't pry your teen from the computer? The Internet can be a great tool for finding identity and networking with other adopted teens.
Sometimes, a teen's behavior calls for outside help. What to watch for and how to find the right adoption therapist.
Sometimes teens feel left out of the in crowd. Here's how to help.
Adolescence is tough, but don't worry: our adopted kids' experiences will usually fall well within the bounds of typical teen development.
As kids grow up, they look to their friends for acceptance — and desperately want to fit in.
Adoptive Families explores common situations you may face while parenting your adopted teen.
My daughter, whom I swear I just brought home yesterday, is gracefully settling into college.
If she's being taunted, excluded, ignored, or talked about, she may well be.
Does your preteen wish he were part of the Brangelina clan? Here's how to help him deal with feelings of loss triggered by celebrity adoptions.
As your teen's thinking becomes more sophisticated, she'll want to know more about her adoption.
As tweens start to develop a sense of identity, they look to others for guidance.
What will my child learn and talk about at camp? What would our family take away from a week attending together?
Adopt an adolescent? People do, all the time.
Every teen is involved in the complicated process of forming an identity. For adoptees, the process has a few extra layers.
Teens have a lot of questions — including some about family religion.