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Helping Your Foster Child Transition to Your Adopted Child
Summarizes how foster/adoptive parents can help their child make the emotional adjustment to being an adopted child. Children and youth may not clearly comprehend the difference between being a foster child versus being an adopted child in the same family. This factsheet provides suggestions for talking with children about the changes from foster care to adoption, helping them understand their own histories and losses, helping them cope with trauma and transfer attachments, and useful resources.
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2012). Helping your foster child transition to your adopted child. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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