Welcoming An Older Adopted Child Into Your Home

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Welcoming An Older Adopted Child Into Your Home

Older adopted children need a little extra effort on their behalf to feel at home in their new environment. One way to do this is to give your child a grand tour of your home, being sure to point out where his/her personal space is: sleeping arrangements, storage for personal belongings, and so forth. An added touch would be displaying a photo of the child in a prominent place, such as with other family pictures on display. This is a special way to help your newly adopted child feel that they truly belong in your family.

   

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