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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.

Child Development Issues for Adopting Families

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.

Explaining Adoption

This area addresses the issue of adoption, defining it, explaining adoption to the child and to others, and dealing with the feelings that arise.

Adoption & School

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.

Help for Adopting Families by State

 Alabama  Montana
 Alaska  Nebraska
 Arizona  Nevada
 Arkansas  New Hampshire
 California  New Jersey
 Colorado  New Mexico
 Connecticut  New York
 Delaware  North Carolina
 Florida  North Dakota
 Georgia  Ohio
 Hawaii  Oklahoma
 Idaho  Oregon
 Illinois  Pennsylvania
 Indiana  Rhode Island
 Iowa  South Carolina
 Kansas  South Dakota
 Kentucky  Tennessee
 Louisiana  Texas
 Maine  Utah
 Maryland  Vermont
 Massachusetts  Virginia
 Michigan  Washington
 Minnesota  West Virginia
 Mississippi  Wisconsin
 Missouri  Wyoming
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 Pregnancy  Placing a child for adoption
 Parenting  Adopting a child

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