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There are many happy and many sad stories connected with the good intentions of adoption. We 've experienced our own, other family and friends who've brought one or sibling adopted child into their family.
Care and awareness are urgently needed.
The research says that many adopted kids will have a rough time with some life stages, such as starting school, adolescence, and divorce of the adoptive parents. They may need additional awareness or even some counselling.
The good loving intentions of the families may not be aware or prepared for these.
In addition, there is the underlying questions that are in many kids' minds, that aren't in the logical adult parent minds.
'What was so wrong with me, that I was given away" etc.
Like sex ed, there are appropriate developmental stages for these parents brining up these questions.
A book suggested in adoptioni therapy with some of these questions is
Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge
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