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Talking with Young Children about Adoption

by Mary Watkins

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The example conversations given in this book are good.
But in general, if you're considering how to talk to your own child - I think it's possibly more useful to just go to a few adoption support group events (or join some egroups) and chat with other adoptive parents about how they approached this with their own children. ( )
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Current wisdom holds that adoptive parents should talk with their child about adoption as early as possible. But no guidelines exist to prepare parents for the various ways their children might respond when these conversations take place. In this wise and sympathetic book, a clinical psychologist and a psychiatrist, both adoptive mothers, discuss how young children make sense of the fact that they are adopted, how it might appear in their play, and what worries they and their parents may have. Accounts by twenty adoptive parents of conversations about adoption with their children, from ages two to ten, graphically convey what the process of sharing about adoption is like.

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