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A teacher’s Guide to Introducing Adoption in to the Classroom in 4 Easy Steps!

on November 5, 2015

As a teacher who also happens to be a mom-by-adoption, I thought I might share a few posts this month relating to how to approach adoption within a classroom setting.  First up is this post from Adoptions From The Heart that deals with adoption in the classroom in general.  I also have some resources on great books to share and alternatives to assignments that might be challenging to some adoptees.

Love Builds Families

2 different kinds of strengthThe start of a new school year means many different things for families, like new classmates, new teachers, lunches, hectic schedules, homework assignments and school projects. With all of these changes, some adoptive parents can also experience a little concern when sending their child off to school. Sometimes children are given assignments that require personal information, such as family tree projects, tracing your family heritage, bringing in baby pictures, or timeline projects. For an adopted child, many of these common school assignments may cause them to feel left out and uncomfortable. Many adoptive parents have given their children the tools at home to answer difficult questions about adoption, but as teachers it is equally as important to educate the entire class on adoption.

Before you start: 

Before you start introducing adoption into the classroom, it is important that you, as a teacher, understand positive adoption language. As many of us know…

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