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Talking to an Adopted Child About Their Adoption

· Adoption Stories

When CAIRS was created we set out to provide solutions to the obvious problems revolving around expectant parents in the adoption industry like how to market adoptive parents better, how to build a well-rounded profile, and how to stay in better contact with birth parents.

However, there is one problem that adoptive parents will face even with CAIRS by their side, and that’s questions adopted children may have about birth mothers and birth parents. These types of questions are very difficult for adoptive parents to answer and can create frustrating and conflicting feelings for a young child.

Rather than waiting for the right time to talk about their adoption story, we recommend pursuing an open adoption relationship and having your child’s birth family be a part of your family's story and their personal identity. Our unique, post-adoption care software, Childconnect, can be a part of this solution. Childconnect creates a safe, secure and always accessible place to stay in touch. That being said, Childconnect should not be the only tool adoptive parents use after placement.

Pediatricians at the American Academy of Pediatrics knew these questions could be problematic regarding family dynamics with adopted children. Their website offers tremendous resources about a range of issues associated with child and family development, including special resources regarding adoptive families.

Here is a link to their website if you would like to learn more.

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