Tag Archives: Explaining Adoption to Kids

A mother explaining bad news about a birth parent to her child

Explaining Troubling Birth Parent News

Explaining Troubling Birth Parent News

Tough topics can range from discontinued contact to a slip back into drug habits to unexpected medical problems.

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Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: When Only Negative Details Are Known

Answers to your parenting questions.

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Our Family Adoption Story

Preschoolers love hearing about their adoption when it's told as a narrative designed to inform and comfort.

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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 young boy pondering questions about birth siblings

Questions About Birth Siblings

Don't be surprised if your child wants to know about his birth brothers and sisters. Such questions are healthy — and normal.

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Nosy Questions, Little Ears

Ever since our children were babies, we've heard them, ignored them, and answered them. But how do we handle them in the preschool years?

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A young adopted child whose mother worries about adoption bias

“Should I Tell Her Teacher?”

I haven't decided not to tell my daughter's preschool that she was adopted, but, so far, I haven't told.

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20 Questions Kids Ask About Adoption

Your child has questions about babies, birth mothers, and the way he joined your family. Now, you have the answers.

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Digital Scrapbooking

Making Memories

Digital scrapbooking is the easy, new way to preserve your memories–and adoptive parents are leading the way!

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Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: Feeling Left Out of a Birth Family

Our seven-year-old biological son seems to swing between feeling left out because his siblings (both adopted) have "other families" to feeling that they can't be part of our family because they have "other" families.

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Birth Parents on Their Minds

Your teen probably spends a lot of time thinking (or fantasizing) about her birth mother. Here's how to get some of those thoughts out in the open.

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