Post Adoption Issues
Many people think of the issues that take place before and during an adoption, but fail to realize that it is important to anticipate and understand the issues that may come up after you have brought a child into your family.
An adopting family and the adopted child face developmental issues and concerns that are different than those faced by a child that has been biologically born into the family.
This area addresses the issue of adoption, defining it, explaining adoption to the child and to others, and dealing with the feelings that arise.
This Adoption & School resource area looks at three areas: 1) How adoption impacts a youngster in school; 2) Specific educational problems that are common to adopted children; and 3) Ways to help students, teachers, principals, and other school personnel to become more sensitive to adoption issues.
Parenting explores nutritional issues with infants and looks at the effects of adoption on adolescent development and behavior.
Therapy information for adopting families: Timely intervention by a professional skilled in adoption issues can often prevent issues common to adoption from becoming more serious problems. Finding the right therapist can often be difficult.
More therapy information for adopting families: Information on this site offers an adopting family and the adoptee additional resources to help with adoption and adoption related developmental issues as the child grows and matures.