Going Underground

Has your grade-schooler suddenly gone silent on adoption? Here's how to keep the conversation going.

Other adoptees can be a good resource for talking about adoption
Preschoolers often reflect their parents' excitement about adoption: they love to hear and share their stories, and celebrate their heritage. By age six to eight though, this may change. As children start to understand adoption as a more complex issue, they also are exposed to societal attitudes that say adoption is a second-class status. Such messages may cause children to stop talking about adoption. Parents often interpret this silence as evidence that their child has processed all that is necessary. ...

Has your grade-schooler suddenly gone silent on adoption? Here’s how to keep the conversation going.


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