6 Things Every New Adoptive Family Needs

Know a family that just adopted? Here's how to help.

Shelley Skuster January 17, 2018

Welcoming a new child to your family is a life-changing event, regardless of how that child comes to you – and regardless of how old the child is when they come to you.

Friends and family don’t hesitate to rush in with help when a new baby is born, but sometimes they forget that adoptive families are going through a major upheaval as well and can also use extra support.

Here are six things every new adoptive family needs.


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Shelley Skuster

Shelley is a former award-winning television journalist who traded in suit coats and red lipstick for a messy bun and yoga pants. She's a freelance writer who stays at home with her three daughters who are all ((gasp)) under the age of three and came to her via adoption and birth. She's the woman behind the blog Shelley Writes, and she can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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