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Parenting After Foster Care Adoption

Adopting a child from the foster care system is a lifelong journey. Even after the final adoption decree is issued, your child’s history will continue to shape his or her life.

In the articles below, learn more about parenting after adopting from foster care.

Transition from Foster Care to Adoption

Transition from Foster Care to Adoption

Foster children who are about to be, or have recently been adopted often need some time to adjust to this major life change. Here’s our advice...

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RAD and Attachment

RAD and Attachment

Children in foster care, or who have been adopted through foster care, may have difficulties making new emotional attachments. Here’s what you should know about “attachment...

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Adoption Disruption

Adoption Disruption

Returning an adopted child to foster care is never something a parent considers lightly. Here’s what you should know about foster care adoption disruption, and how...

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Talking to Your Foster Children About Adoption

Talking to Your Foster Children About Adoption

Talking to your foster children about adoption, their birth parents and hard truths about their histories is tough but necessary. Here’s how to explain adoption and...

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Maintaining Sibling Relationships

Maintaining Sibling Relationships

Maintaining sibling relationships for children in foster and adoptive placements isn’t always easy, but it’s usually worthwhile for your child. Here’s how to handle sibling issues...

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Effects of Adoption from Foster Care

Effects of Adoption from Foster Care

Many hopeful parents have asked, “What are the effects of adoption from foster care? How does adoption and foster care affect children biologically?” While the effects...

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