Adoption Basics for Family and Friends

Explaining adoption to family and friends doesn't have to be stressful — it can be a learning experience for everyone involved.

Part of the joy of bringing home our children is sharing our happiness with other people who are important in our lives. So we're sometimes caught off guard by insensitive, even rude, questions and comments that may come from family and friends. How to respond? Protect your child's privacy. In the excitement of the moment, it's easy to reveal too much about your baby's background. This is your child's private history, and he should decide whether and when to divulge ...

As they welcome your baby, help your family understand adoption at the same time.

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