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Top 10 Tips for Adoptive Families from Adoptees

We have compiled top tips from adoptees for adoptive families in navigating adoption: 1. TREAT ALL CHILDREN IN THE HOUSEHOLD EQUALLY Younger child may feel an older child gets more freedom (explain rationale behind decisions) Different treatment for different personalities (equally, not the same) Gender differences The eldest feeling pressured to always having to set the example Adopted parents birth children treated better than adopted children 2. ALWAYS LISTEN TO US AND OUR VIEWS We may not always be sure when and if we can speak about adoption Give us more opportunities to voice our opinions/concerns/worries Try to see it from the child’s perspective 3. PREPARE US AND FIND WAYS TO TELL US THAT WE ARE ADOPTED Make sure that the child and parent are on the same page Tell…

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