Raising Adopted and Biological Children

Although adoption brings unique challenges to a child’s life, for many adoptive parents, how the family was created is not at the forefront of their minds in every-day life. Still, adoption is a part of the child’s life, so to leave the topic completely alone is like ignoring any other aspect of a child’s life. It’s important to include conversation about adoption while not making it an “issue.” A child’s background may make a difference in how certain things are approached at different stages of a child’s life. It is important to not dismiss the fact of adoption, and at the same time parent the adopted child the same way one would parent a biological child.