Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Talking Adoption With Your Children

So many adoptive parents believe that it is best to talk about adoption with their children from the time that they're tiny infants...but they are paralyzed with fear.  How do you start the conversation?  What is appropriate for a certain age?  How do I become comfortable introducing terminology like birth parents and adoptive parents?  What books can I use?

Sherrie Eldridge provides personal and practical advice for adoptive parents trying to navigate these waters, that often seem unclear in this short video clip.  Sherrie's website is a great resource for adoptive parents and adopted individuals as well.  The Facebook forum for 20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed is moderated by her and is also a good source of online information and support.

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