Nosy comments from strangers are one thing. But what do you do when it's a child who's asking difficult questions?
The desire to give our children a history is something we all share. Here's how I turned the story of bringing my son home into an adoption memoir.
If your child is developmentally delayed, you may wonder what adoption language is appropriate for him. Ronny Diamond answers.
We may not have the answers to all of our children's questions about adoption and their birth families. But we must accept that fact, so we can help our children come to terms with it, too.
Ronny Diamond discusses how to prepare your child for a second domestic adoption and the idea of a baby sibling.
In this excerpt from her book, Jayne Schooler offers adoptive parents tools for helping their children make sense of the past.
Our child's birth family does not want any contact with our family. How can we explain this to our son?
A parent who placed a child for adoption wonders how to go about explaining a biological sibling to her current children. Adoption expert Brenda Romanchik answers.
Adoption expert Ronny Diamond outlines how to tell children when an expectant mother match falls through, after they've become attached to the idea of a new brother or sister.
Adoption expert Debbie B. Riley, LCMFT, discusses how to explain the death of a birth father to your child, especially when the birth father has been rarely mentioned.
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?
Some adopted children may have some sort of separation anxiety, and need constant reassurance that you are indeed their “forever parents,” advises Joni Mantell, LCSW.
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?
The child that doesn't talk about adoption may have emotions that need to be explored.
Think carefully before sharing your child's story with others.