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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):

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.

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