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Care Considerations for Adopted Children [video]

In this HealthyChildren.org Parenting Webinar, adoption medicine specialist Dr. Elaine E. Schulte discusses the unique needs of adopted children. Read more ›

Adoption and School [web resource] [downloadable]

Starting school may be difficult for an adopted person. Questions from peers or teachers may be uncomfortable for children, and some classroom assignments may be challenging. For example, a child who joined the family when he or she was older may not have baby pictures, and the common family tree assignment may be difficult for an adopted person. Read more ›

Adoption and Developmental Stages — Infant Through Young Adult [web resource] [downloadable]

Children’s understanding of adoption differs at different ages. A parent’s explanation of a child’s adoption will need to be explained more fully as the child grows and learns. The Child Welfare Information Gateway provides resources to inform families how to sensitively provide guidance to children at different ages and developmental levels. Read more ›

Parenting After Adoption [web resource]

Adoption is a lifelong process. Families often need additional support at various times after placement and after the adoption is legally finalized. Families may need services as a child develops and as normal development, adjustment, and adoption-related issues arise. This article from find resources for adoptive families that explain what to expect at various developmental stages. Read more ›

Helping Adopted Children Cope with Grief and Loss [downloadable]

Loss is a central theme to adoption, and it is experienced by all constellation members. Losses must be acknowledged, validated, and grieved in order to heal and move forward. If losses are not grieved, the ongoing hurt and pain will negatively impact one’s ability to function and form healthy attachments. Read more ›

Fact Sheets About the Unique Needs of Children Who Have Been Adopted [downloadable]

The National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) has developed two fact sheets about adoption tailored for teachers and pediatric healthcare providers. The fact sheets are designed to raise awareness about the unique needs of children who have been adopted, and to provide concrete tips on how these professionals can effectively work with these children. Read more ›

Traumatic Separation in Children and Adolescents [video]

This webinar from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network describes the impact of traumatic separation, attachment, and attachment disruption on children and adolescents. Read more ›