In most ways, parenting adopted children is like parenting children by birth – you love, you teach, you worry, and you set limits. You thrill in their accomplishments and you support them through their failures, because that is what parents do. However, parenting a child that is born to and shares genetic ties to another family has some unique issues that adoptive parents need to be aware of.
Creating a Family has many resources to help you navigate the issues presented by the Internet on the additional resource icons at the bottom of this page. Here is an example of what you will find:
- Top Ten Adoptive Parenting Tips for Facebook and the Internet (fact sheet)
- The Internet’s Effect on Adoption (blog post)
- Parenting the Adopted Child in the Age of Social Networking (7 min. video)
Creating a Family has many resources on parenting the adopted child. Here are just a few that we think you will find particularly helpful:
- Parenting Tips for Lying, Stealing and Other Annoying Behaviors (1 hr radio show)
- Parenting a Child That Has Been Sexually Abused (1 hr radio show)
- The “You’re Not My Real Mother” Card (blog post)
- Unique Issues with Stepparent Adoption (blog post)
- Suggested Books for Adopted Children (book lists broken down by age level)
Many more Creating a Family radio interviews with experts, videos, blogs, fact sheets, and Q and A’s with Experts on adoptive parenting can be found at the icons below.