Extended Family in Adoption
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Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends are all impacted when a child is adopted into their extended family or placed by one of their family members. Triad members often spend a lot of time educating themselves about issues of adoption, but what about those other members of the child’s family and community who may not understand the issues as well? Articles include suggestions for talking with extended family about adoption and race, decision-making about adopted children’s personal history and who to tell what, as well as kinship adoption and sibling issues.
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