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Adoption expert Lois Melina on talking with adopted children about unknown birth family information

Private Isn’t Secret

Private Isn’t Secret

Nosy comments from strangers are one thing. But what do you do when it's a child who's asking difficult questions?

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One mother explains how to write an adoption memoir.

“We Are All Storytellers”

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.

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Adoption expert Lois Melina on talking with adopted children about unknown birth family information

Making Peace with Missing Information

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.

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Telling the truth to your adopted child may be hard, but they will benefit in the long run

Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child

In this excerpt from her book, Jayne Schooler offers adoptive parents tools for helping their children make sense of the past.

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Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: Birth Family Request for a Closed Adoption

Our child's birth family does not want any contact with our family. How can we explain this to our son?

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Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: Telling Children About a Change of Heart

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.

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