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Relatives may have trouble accepting your adoption.

“When Relatives Never Get Adoption”

“When Relatives Never Get Adoption”

Two AF readers open up about the painful and rarely talked-about experience of dealing with a relative who never gets on board.

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

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

Feeling Like Part of the Extended Family

The more you involve the grandparents (and aunts, uncles, and cousins, too) in you adoption process, the more your child feels like part of the clan.

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