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02 August 2010


Tonggu Momma

One of the things I found most helpful, at the beginning of the year, was to write a letter sharing with the teacher that our family was formed through adoption, and that I would be sharing resources throughout the year about that topic, as the subject came up. I found it really helpful to start the year this way... because when two things did crop up later in the year, it wasn't the first time we had "talked adoption" with the teacher. That helped to avoid defensiveness during subsequent conversations, including one that involved conflict.

One other thing I did was donate a few books to the school library about adoption, just so that they would have the titles and to make the school administration more aware of the topic, and that the topic was important to our family. I wrote a post about the titles I chose, if you are interested.

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