• Adoptive Parenting

    Parenting Issues in AdoptionIn 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.

    We cover some of these issues in other sections of this site, such as talking with kids about adoption, school issues, and prenatal exposure. The rest we cover here.

    + What Issues Do Adoptive Parents Need To Consider With Their Child Using the Internet?
    The Internet, along with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and whatever the latest social networking site might be, has fundamentally changed the face of adoption. Like most changes, the affects can be both positive and negative, but regardless of the negatives, the Internet is here to stay, and adoptive parents need to learn how to parent in this environment.  The primary effect that the internet has had on adoptive parenting is the ready availability of information on birth family. This is a challenge in some adoptive families.

    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:

    Creating a Family has many resources on parenting the adopted child. Here are just a few we think you will find particularly helpful:(1 hr radio show)

    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.

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