How to Talk About Adoption with Your Teenager (ages 13-17)

September 12th, 2018

Adolescence is a crucial period of life that involves major development physically, mentally, and emotionally. There are many changes and adjustments happening during these teen years. They are just beginning to establish who they are…

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How to Talk About Adoption with School-Age Children (ages 6-12)

September 5th, 2018

Children are, by nature, curious creatures – especially after age six, when they have started to develop a broader understanding of the world and their place within it. Whether children were born into their families,…

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How to Talk About Adoption with Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children (ages 0-5)

August 29th, 2018

For adoptive parents, just the idea of talking to your child about adoption can be overwhelming. How will he or she react? Will it hurt your bond with your little one? What types of questions…

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How to Tell Your Child They Are Adopted

August 22nd, 2018

For some adoptive parents, the notion of talking to your child about his or her adoption can be nerve-wracking. How do you broach the subject? At what age is it appropriate to discuss adoption with…

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When to Tell a Child They Were Adopted & Age-Appropriate Adoption Language

August 15th, 2018

At the start of every adoption journey, prospective adoptive parents must consider how and when they will share their adoption story with their child. We will admit, this can feel a bit nerve-racking at first.…

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Children’s Most Common Questions About Adoption & How to Answer Them

August 6th, 2018

Any parent can attest to the seemingly endless barrage of questions from our kids: “Why do I have to take a bath?” “When can we go back outside?” and a staple of long road trips,…

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Local vs. National Adoption Agencies: What’s the Difference?

July 18th, 2018

Adoption is an incredible blessing for many families, both parents and children alike. While it can seem like an overwhelming process, hopeful adoptive parents can take comfort in knowing that there are great resources out…

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A Recap of the Adoption Storyline in “This is Us,” Season 2

July 10th, 2018

By now, most fans have ingested – and, hopefully, emotionally recovered – from the second season of NBC’s hit primetime series “This is Us.” The drama tells the incredibly heart-wrenching story of the fictional Pearson…

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Respectful Ways to Talk About Adoption with Others

June 27th, 2018

Adoption is an incredible way to start and grow a family. For many, however, adoption can also be a sensitive and emotional subject to discuss. Conversations about adoption, therefore, should be met with compassion and…

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Considerations When Starting the Domestic Adoption Process

June 20th, 2018

Adoption is a beautiful way to create and grow a family. Whether you have always dreamed of adopting a child, or have only recently considered adoption, it is a big decision! Today, there are thousands…

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