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Even if he doesn't understand it now, he does still know about it. As he gets older and gains more understanding of how the world works, he'll reinterpret his adoption story bit by bit as more of it starts making sense to him. As long as you keep being open and honest about where he came from, it will never come as a big shock like it does to someone told ...


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If you're adopting a baby, I don't think it really matters. If you're adopting an older child (who are the ones most in need), that's a different matter, because some of these children can have problems with abusive behavior resulting from prior trauma - and you won't necessarily know ahead of time if your prospective child has these issues. You will need ...


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In most jurisdictions, foster parents must take a class in which they cover this topic in some depth. Unfortunately, there isn't a whole lot you can do, other than being aware of the problem, recognizing it as a result of abandonment, and being there for the child. You will be much better at empathizing in that area than most foster parents, and I'm sure ...


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This question is interesting because from the child's point of view the problem is almost identical to adoption. But that is an advantage, because as others have pointed out, there are mountains of resources for parents wondering how to broach the subject of adoption with their children. I very much agree that you need to separate the 'where do I come from' ...


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My son is 18. Just graduated Magna Cum Laude, I might add. Not proud or anything... His sperm donator bailed the day we found out I was pregnant. I did everything I could to try and get our unborn child and me to come before he and his friends, drinking, and drugs. We were 24. He ended up moving back home out of state. I met my husband while I was pregnant. ...



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