The emotions and memories surrounding the months, weeks and days leading up to your child’s adoption are probably varied and tied to deep feelings that will never be forgotten. Helping your adopted child to feel his or her importance and value is something you can support by sharing the story of your child’s adoption. At Reich & Truax, PLLC, we have been able to help many Connecticut families facilitate the process of adoption.
Your child’s adoption story probably has many unique characteristics that set it apart from others including your reasons and desire to adopt, your child’s background and birth story, the first time you met your child and the excitement of other family members to welcome someone new. Articulating your child’s adoption story in a manner that is age-appropriate and helps him or her to feel special can help your child to effectively develop a personal identity.
While an adoption story your child is satisfied with may take time to organize, addressing specific topics of importance that relate to the adoption is an excellent place to begin. According to familyeducation.com, answer questions about how the adoption process unfolded for you and how you felt when you first got word that your child was placed with you. Discuss the adjustment that took place in your family and share details about the emotions and anticipation that was felt with the decision to welcome your child into the family.
When you understand what kinds of details about your child’s adoption story will make it unique for him or her, you can come up with a way of telling your child’s story that is unique and beautiful. For more information about adoption, visit our web page.