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Answer Kids' Questions about Adoption
6/11/2014
Honesty is the best policy in answering children's questions about adoption.

When adopted children start asking questions about their identity and biological heritage, how should you answer? Karen Calaway, who has served as a birth parent and adoption service counselor in thousands of adoption reunions, says that young adoptees' questions are often simple and straightforward and can be answered from the non-identifying information supplied by the law firm or adoption agency that facilitated the adoption. "Even a young child can learn about his origins bit by bit in casual conversations," she says.

She's found that young adoptees generally ask these questions about their adoptions:

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