Well Balanced Adoptive Parents
Well balanced adoptive parents acknowledge the differences that adoption brings and can openly discuss issues inherent in adoption within their family unit and with others. Well balanced parents do not blame their child’s or family struggles on adoption, nor do they were blinders where adoption is concerned. They value all members of the adoption tirade and facilitate age appropriate discussions and sharing of information with their children.
Well balanced adoptive parents:
•Are supportive of the child’s interest and talents.
•Acknowledge and support child’s racial or cultural identity.
•Follow the child’s lead in discussing tough issues.
•Openly discuss adoption and birthparent roles
•Can openly explore roles these without risk of jeopardizing the bond between family members.