Ask AF: Explaining Adoption to Other Kids

Explaining your child's adoption to other young kids can be a daunting task — luckily AF has some resources and tips to help you out.

Q: How can our close friends explain our domestic adoption of a five-year-old to their young children, ages three to six?

A: Here are two suggestions for helpful books:

Visit for classic articles, and browse through the handouts at for more talking guidelines that will take you through how to explain adoption to a child.


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