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Filtering by Tag: talking to preschoolers about adoption

Countering Negative Messages About Adoption

Debra Jacobs

In my last post, I recommended two books that offer ways for parents and teachers to initiate conversations with young children about adoption and other family configurations, with the goal of normalizing non-traditional families.

Today, I’m approaching these conversations from the other end, with suggestions for how to recognize and counter negative messages about adoption.

If your family has not been touched by adoption, these negative messages may be invisible to you. Once you become aware of them, however, you’ll see them everywhere, and will begin to understand the impact they can have on children who joined their families through adoption.

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