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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

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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Coversations about birth mothers can be emotional

A Death in the Family

As children get older, they come to understand that everyone experiences loss.

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Girl fantasizes about her birth parents

Imaginary Birth Parents

Your child may never have met his first mom and dad. But that doesn't mean he's not spinning stories about them.

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The search for identity can be a trying time for any teen

Forging an Identity

Don't despair; these struggles can actually deepen your bond.

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A child encounters adoption in books

Orphan Lit

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.

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Parent and child discussing his adoption story

The Adoption Expert? Your Child

Be alert for clues about how much information your preschooler can absorb.

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