Preparing your Children for their New Sibling

Preparing your Children for their New Sibling

Growing your family through adoption involves a lot of change. Change is not always easy, especially for children. Just as you as parents are anxious about the process, so are your children. Adoption specialists offer ways to make a smoother transition while gaining an adopted sibling. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Explain adoption
  • Just as parents are required to take educational courses, children need to be educated, as well.
  • Children need to be prepared. To lessen the risk of being blindsided, frequently remind your children of scenarios that may happen during and after adoption, such as if an adoption fails or if either children have difficulty adjusting to the new family dynamic.
  • Involve your children in the process (decorating the room, pick out new toys/books). Allowing your children to ask the social worker questions helps to involve them in the process, also.
  • Make it clear that they will still have one-on-one time with you.
  • Adoption books for the adopted child and for the siblings

 While there a variety of ways parents prefer to make the transition, remember: be honest, include your child, reassure, encourage discussion, prepare for questions, and be ready to adjust.

KidsFirst Adoption Services LLC

Indiana Based
 176 Waiting Children  5 Adoption Programs
 Call 317-843-2300 9135 North Meridian Street Suite B-4 Indiana

KidsFirst Adoption Services, LLC is a licensed child placing agency in Indiana. Our license allows us to work with families living in any state. We are also a Hague Accredited agency. We place children internationally from Bulgaria, Poland, the Dominican Republic, and Ukraine. We also have a domestic adoption program. We offer international and domestic placement services, as well as home study and post-adoption services. We work closely with each family to ensure a successful adoption. We pride ourselves in our ability to offer adoptive families the personal attention they deserve before, during, and after the adoption.

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