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:
- What Is Adoption? Helping Non-adopted Children Understand Adoption, by Sofie Stergianis and Rita McDowall
- How I Was Adopted, by Joanna Cole
Visit adoptivefamilies.com/talking for classic articles, and browse through the handouts at adoptivefamilies.com/downloads for more talking guidelines that will take you through how to explain adoption to a child.