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Helping Your Foster Child Transition to Your Adopted Child
Series: Factsheets for Families|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2012|
(PDF - 255 KB)
This factsheet 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 specific steps parents can take to help children understand these changes along with helpful resources.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Talking With Children About the Changes
Helping Children Understand Their Histories and Losses
Helping Children Cope With Trauma and Loss
Helping Children Transfer Attachments
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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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