Children who are adopted need to understand their life stories because this understanding is important to their long-term well-being. As parents of an adopted child, you may not know what to say to or what to share with your child.

Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about how to talk with your child about being adopted.

It’s never too early to talk with your child about adoption. Talking about the adoption shows your child that it is OK to bring up this topic. The longer you wait to talk about adoption with your child, the harder it will be to talk about.

Just like any child delights in learning about the day he was born, a child who is adopted loves to learn the details about how he came into the family. Tell him how excited you were to bring him home!

During the adoption process, keep...

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