School, school assignments and school functions pose situations and questions that can be unique to an adopted child and therefore it is important that you learn and understand how to help the child deal with these situations.
Adoption and School Issues
The school environment, school mates and teachers play an important role in the life of every child whether adopted or biological. An adopted child can face special issues in school. For an adopted child assignments and discussions about family of origin, about mother, father, and siblings may be confusing and anxiety producing if the adopted child has not been properly prepared. The reaction of teachers and other children to the knowledge of adoption can upset your child. As a parent you will know that many of the problems your child experiences in school are "normal" school-system problems that tend to be common to most children. However, sometimes problems develop that you know are adoption related or cause you, as the parent, to wonder if the problem is related to the fact that the child is adopted.
If you need or want some specific personal advice, contact your agency social worker, your pediatrician, clergy, or your local mental health center, or your local family service agency for recommendations of appropriate professionals.