Explaining Adoption to Your Child

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Discussing adoption with your child early can help lay the groundwork for a positive, lifelong conversation. It can also help your child understand and embrace adoption. That is why Adoptions With Love encourages all adoptive families to keep adoption an open, ongoing conversation in their homes.

Every child who was adopted deserves to talk about it. Adoption is not a one time “talk.” Adoption is a lifelong conversation that will evolve as your child grows. Keeping the conversation going will allow your child to ask questions as well as understand, grow confident in, and become proud of his or her adoption story. Ongoing adoption discussions build self-esteem in children. These conversations give adopted children a sense of security in their families. These talks also normalize the concept of adoption for growing children who might feel “different” from their peers. As a parent, it is up to you to set the stage for adoption from the very beginning — compassionately, honestly, proudly, and regularly sharing your child’s adoption story.

For over 30 years, Adoptions With Love has helped adoptive parents navigate these very conversations – from explaining adoption to their child for the first-time, to answering the more difficult and unknown questions about adoption. In this guide, we will help you do the same.

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