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Helping Your Adopted Children Maintain Important Relationships With Family
Helps adoptive parents support children, youth, and birth families in strengthening their relationships. Children and youth who have been adopted and maintain relationships with their birth families, caregivers, and other important people in their lives benefit in significant ways. Adoptive parents can play an instrumental role in helping their children maintain contact with their birth families or other important caregivers.
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Benefits of building relationships between adoptive and birth families
What type of ongoing contact is right for your family?
Building and maintaining relationships with your child's birth family
Using social media for contact with birth families
Resources for more information
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2019). Helping your adopted children maintain important relationships with family. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau.
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