Adoptive Families Blog

5 Questions All Adoptees Need Answered

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 26, 2020

Whether you are considering adoption or you have already adopted a newborn and are looking toward the future, you might worry about the questions your child will ask as he or she grows older.

Today, the nature of adoption has changed, and so have the types of questions children ask as they grow older. Open adoption answers many of the tough questions adoptees have asked in the past. As a result of open adoption, children no longer have to wonder what their birth parents’ names are, where they were born, or what their birth mother’s labor and delivery was like. Adoptive families that are open to sharing may discuss adoption and the child’s birth family openly.

Of course, this does not mean that there are no questions that remain. They are simply different and sometimes more in-depth. As your child grows, you might want to consider how you can answer or seek the answers to these common questions.

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Open Adoption, adoptee's story, open adoption questions, talking to children about adoption

The Realities of Adopting a Child from a Different Culture

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 4, 2019

Many questions arise when a family adopts children from different cultural backgrounds. Rose Kent and her husband have a bustling blended tribe of six children whose ages span 12 years.

She wrote a book, Kimchi & Calamari, which is a funny coming of age tale of an adopted Korean boy in an Italian family. Her adopted children inspired the book's narrative!

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Topics: International adoption, Adoption Book, Trans-Racial Adoptions, interracial adoption, transracial adoption, adoptee's story