Guide to Talking About Adoption

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If you have been touched by adoption in some way – whether you are an adoptive parent, a birth parent, or an adopted person – you personally understand how positive adoption can be. You may also acknowledge how sensitive and emotional a subject it can be to discuss. Adoption is a loving and positive choice, but it is not always an easy topic to understand or to speak about with other people.  So how do you do it?

How do you talk about adoption with people who do not necessarily understand it? How do you portray adoption in a positive light, so that others can do the same? For adoptive parents, how do you talk about adoption with your child so that they embrace it, and become proud of their adoption story?

Adoptions With Love is a non-profit, private adoption agency. For over 30 years, we have helped birth mothers make loving plans for their babies and families form and grow through adoption. We have taught adoptive parents how to share their child’s adoption story and create positive adoption conversations in their homes. We have helped birth parents, adopted children, and families answer difficult questions about adoption. We can also help you. In this guide, we will show you how to talk about adoption positively and respectfully, with the many different people in your life.

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