Unique challenges faced by adoptive families

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Unique challenges faced by adoptive families

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In most ways, adoptive family life is very much the same as non-adoptive family life. The day-to-day experiences in raising the children, really, encounter pretty much the same. But, there are unique issues in adoptive families that we don't find in non-adoptive families. Bringing the child home, sometimes at a later age; having to share adoptive information, supporting the child's connection to the birth family, and sometimes even other families even before they came into the family. Foster families, for example. Having to support the child's curiosity about their adoption and, sometimes, the search process; are all factors that adoptive parents face that non-adoptive parents don't.

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David Brodzinsky, PhD

Psychologist & Author

David Brodzinsky is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Foster Care Counseling Project at Rutgers University. He also maintains an active private practice serving the clinical needs of children and families, including individuals who are part of the adoption triad. Brodzinsky has written and lectured extensively in the fields of developmental and clinical psychology and is an internationally known expert in the field of adoption. He is co-author of such well-known books as, The Psychology of Adoption, Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self, and Children's Adjustment to Adoption: Developmental and Clinical Issues.

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