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How can I help my child explain adoption to their peers?

Most adopted children will encounter situations when they need to explain their history to their peers. This can be difficult because of other children’s preconceptions about adoption, so we recommend that you help your child prepare a ‘cover story’. This should be based on the truth, but must only contain details that your child feels comfortable with.

It may be useful for your child to have two life story books: One for the family and a second, abridged version for your child to share with friends if they wish.