Helping Your Adopted Children Maintain Important Relationships With Family

Date: September 2019

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. This factsheet is intended to help adoptive parents support children, youth, and birth families in strengthening their relationships. 

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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