Talking with your Child about Adoption
Here are a few resources to support families having conversations with their child about adoption.
Positive Adoption Conversations: An AdoptiveFamilies Guide can be found here
Tip Sheets from the August 2019 Vermont Summit (Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship):
- Talking with your Children about Adoption Part A: The Basics
- Talking with your Children about Adoption Part B: Difficult Information
- 8 Keys to Talking about Adoption
- Helping Children Understand Adoption at Different Ages
Resources from the Child Welfare Information Gateway can be referenced here
Information from the Adoption Council can be found here
A brief article from the Consortium's Spring 2018 Newsletter can be found here
It is also important to think about how to answer those intrusive questions that you may encounter - and how to model answering for your children so that they're prepared to respond. The National Council For Adoption has a good introductory article to get you started planning for these questions - click here
You can also check out the Consortium Library - AND -
Watch for the Consortium's Talking with Your Children about Adoption Trainings - check out the events page for the current schedule.