Adoptees May Struggle with Feeling Different:

Being adopted can create many feelings of being different. An adopted child may look differently than their adopted parents or they may be a different race or culture.  It is important that differences (real or perceived) be addressed by the adoptive family in a positive way. 

Adopted Children:

Adoption involves loss. All members of the adoption triade are affected. Birth parents experience the loss of a biological child. Adoptive parents may experience infertility and the loss having a biological child and the biological child may experience loss of birth parents, siblings, extended family, culture or country.   

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. Working through grief will assist you and your child In gaining acceptance and understanding. It will allow your relationship to be healthier and stronger. 

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