Parenting an Adopted Child

How to Parent an Adopted Child

Your family has grown and now that the adoption process is over, it’s time to discuss the intricacies of parenting an adopted child. There are several things to consider. While you should try to remain consistent in your parenting strategies, you may have to make some amendments when it comes to being the best parent you can be.

Understanding Open Adoptions

When navigating the adoption process, the most common form discussed is “closed adoption.” The term itself leaves no room for confusion or further explanation. Agreeing to a closed adoption means that there is no contact between the adoptive family, adoptee and birth family until the child becomes a legal-aged adult. It is then that they have the choice of contacting their birth family or not. On the outside, it seems to be pretty cut and dry regarding the expectations and widely understood.