Talking to Children About Adoption


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How early should adoptive parents discuss adoption with their adopted children?

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1. Who should set the pace of discussion about a child's origins?

2. What are some ways in which conversation can be stimulated with adopted children?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your comprehension of talking to kids about adoption. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include when the topic of adoption should first be discussed and who is responsible for setting the pace about a child's origins.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Who sets the pace of talking about a child's origins
  • Difference between open and traditional adoption
  • Age-appropriate techniques for young children
  • When parents should discuss adoption with their children
  • How to initiate conversations with adopted children

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about age-appropriate techniques for young children
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as open adoption and traditional adoption
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on talking with adopted children about adoption

Additional Learning

To learn more about adoption, review the lesson called Talking to Children About Adoption. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about basic rules that should be followed when considering talking to children about adoption such as not lying
  • Explore the recommended techniques that are suggested when having the adoption talk with children
  • Recall the significance of boundaries when it comes to adoption