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When To Tell Your Kid They're Adopted

When To Tell Your Child About Adoption

For some parents, telling their child that he is adopted is a formidable, anxiety-provoking task, and thus they put it off or avoid it. However, at some point adopted youngsters need to be told about their origins, ideally even before middle child...

When And How To Tell Children That They're Adopted

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2000, 1.6 million, or 2.5 percent of all children under the age of 18, were adopted. With the number of adopted children rising, especially in international adoptions, many parents are in more need than ever...

How To Tell Your Child She's Adopted

When Katy Mobley was 3 days old, her parents sent out adoption announcements to their family and friends. Early on, they also made a point of regularly telling their daughter how wonderful it was to have adopted her. "From the moment we brought Ka...

When Should We Tell Our Child That He Was Adopted?

Adoptive parents must determine what and when they will tell their children about their adoption. Many adoption workers advise parents to introduce the word "adoption" as early as possible

Should You Tell Your Adopted Child That He/She Is Adopted?

Option One:- Concealment. Your child can spend many happy years of childhood safe and secure in the knowledge that they are an important part of your family. That they are 'your blood'. But.... Be sure your sins will find you out.

When Is A Good Time To Tell A Child They Are Adopted?

I want to thank all of you who took time to respond. Some of you "assumed" that I wouldn't tell my daughter/neice about her adoption. Rest assured, I believe in full disclosure

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How To Tell Your Child They Are Adopted

Listen to the expert advice of a child psychologist on "How to Tell Your Child They Are Adopted"

When Do I Tell My Child He Was Adopted?

This question is, by far, the most commonly asked question I hear when completing adoption home studies. Some families are in the pre-adoption stage, hoping and watching to be matched with a child.

8 Things Never To Say To An Adopted Child

Willa and Josey are her daughters; they're from China, and they're her heart, her soul, her life. Any other questions? Unfortunately, yes. There's no story my daughter and I love more than how we became a family through adoption. My 9-year-old,...

Talking About Adoption To Your Adopted Child

When talking about adoption to your adopted child, it's difficult to know how much to share. Experts agree keeping secrets will backfire.

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How To Talk To My Kids About Adoption?

CCEF faculty member Julie Lowe responds to the question "how do I talk to my kids about their adoption?"

Early, Honestly, Lovingly: How To Tell Your Child He's Adopted

We adopted our children as newborns. They are now 10 and 7 years old, and they have always known that they joined our family through adoption. There is not a moment in their life when they suddenly learned of their adoption. It is a part of their ...

Reasons To Tell Your Child They're Adopted

When I taught, there was a little boy in our school who loved to chatter on about his sister. Apparently they were quite close in age, and one day I asked where his sister went to school. Unsure of what on earth he meant, I spoke to his teacher ab...

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When To Tell Your Kid They're Adopted

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When is the right time to tell your kid they're adopted