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

Dealing with Differences

Dealing with Differences

Our culture isn't always compassionate toward those who fall outside the "norm." But we can help our children embrace their uniqueness — and become more tolerant, too.

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A family on a homeland journey

Is Your Family Ready for a Homeland Journey?

Heritage trips help children discover their past-and inspire who they'll become. Help your child prepare for the journey with these expert-tested tips.

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Paula Hajar's son learns about his cultural heritage

“Connecting with a Culture”

A mother weaves a strand between her child's Guatemalan heritage and her Arab ethnicity.

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An adopted child ponders her racial differences

“Am I Really Pretty?”

In asking that question, was our teenage daughter really asking, Who am I? What am I becoming? How am I different from others?

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Bringing up adoption in school is your family's decision

Is Your Child Ready for School?

She has her backpack, pencils, and notebook. But does she know how to field adoption questions that might come her way?

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White adoptive parents in a multiracial family

“Embracing Differences”

Why should I try to make my son feel 'the same'? Why shouldn’t I learn to be more like him?

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