Imagine being in the school and your teacher assigns a lesson to create a family tree or bring in a baby photo or write a story about your birth. If you are an adoptee this will bring up many emotions.
First of all, you may not even have the information. Not all adoptees have a baby photo. Not all adoptees know their birth story. Adoption Awareness In School Assignments is a Guide for Parents and Professionals written by Christine Mitchell. This guide provides a wealth of ideas for navigating the often insensitive school assignments.
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