In this excerpt from her book, Jayne Schooler offers adoptive parents tools for helping their children make sense of the past.
As children get older, they come to understand that everyone experiences loss.
Adoptive parents who have made the difficult decision that their pets need a new home worry about sharing this news with their children. Diana Schwab, M.Ed., LSW, suggests ways to explain.
When your child reaches his preteen years, he may deny his adoption to fit in with peers. Ronny Diamond explains how parents can cope.
Your child may never have met his first mom and dad. But that doesn't mean he's not spinning stories about them.
If your child is developmentally delayed, you may wonder what adoption language is appropriate for him. Ronny Diamond answers.
Don't despair; these struggles can actually deepen your bond.
From Anne of Green Gables to Harry Potter, orphans are a staple of children's literature. Here's how to help your child make sense of it all.
Has your grade-schooler suddenly gone silent on adoption? Here's how to keep the conversation going.
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?
Who can teach an adolescent boy to open up? You guessed it.
Preteens need a safe place to explore adoption questions.
Be alert for clues about how much information your preschooler can absorb.