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Starting the Adoption Conversation

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Talking to young children about adoption is an opportunity to shape attitudes and expand knowledge before influences outside the family come into play. Such discussions build self-esteem and give a sense of safety and security to a child. Every child who was adopted should be able to talk about it. >>>

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