This isn't related to any specific experience, but something made me think of this. How can you tell if your (adopted/foster) child is acting up relating to being adopted/a foster child or just the normal trials and tribulations of growing up? Not that it matters, it still deserves being dealt with, but you might handle something differently if it is relating to loss/adoption/fostering than if not.
Curious about your experiences.
Answer by justnancyb at 7:17 PM on Nov. 25, 2010
Answer by Amelora at 7:22 PM on Nov. 25, 2010
Answer by lovesergei at 7:26 PM on Nov. 25, 2010
Answer by mom2priceboys at 7:30 PM on Nov. 25, 2010
Answer by layh41407 at 7:57 PM on Nov. 25, 2010
Knowing your child is key. My own son has some things that come up that are not problems but are related to adoption. He has questions related to why he looks a certain way and we don't, play themes that he loves playing that are related to his adoption and personal story, and of course there are the indirect issues. Such as medical issues related either to family history or prenatal care. Of course my child is a kid, a human being, above all other things. But he is also a sum of all his experiences. Part of his experience is being an adoptee - but that is not all of who he is. I remain open to the possibility situations may be related either directly or indirectly to his adoption. Because of being open I am able, IMO, be more connected and aware of his needs.
Answer by frogdawg at 10:14 PM on Nov. 25, 2010
Answer by ceallaigh at 10:54 PM on Nov. 25, 2010
Answer by ChrissyH at 8:43 PM on Nov. 26, 2010
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Answer by frogdawg at 11:47 AM on Nov. 29, 2010