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:
Creating a Family has many resources on parenting the adopted child. Here are just a few we think you will find particularly helpful:
- Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Navigating the Teen Years (1 hr radio show)
- Setting Limits with Adopted Teens-If the Answer is No, Say No (blog)
- The 8 Losses of Adoption (blog)
- Will My Adopted Child Have All Sorts of Emotional Problems? (blog)
- Parenting a Child That Has Been Sexually Abused (1 hr radio show)
- Suggested Books for Adopted Children (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.