Adopted children share their feelings about adoption in a variety of ways. And the age of the adopted child plays a role in how they express themselves. Additionally, the circumstances surrounding adoption dictate a child’s feeling about adoption and how and when they share their feelings.

There is importance to allowing children to share in their individual ways. Parents should be aware of a child’s need to express as well as a child’s need to have questions answered. Reinforcing a child’s positive feelings about adoption, about birth parents, and about relationships will help keep communication open and will help an adopted child develop in a successful way.