Preparing for Your Child to Go to School


Preparing your children for school involves many things; however, for your adopted child, you may want to include talking specifically to your child and their teachers about adoption and how certain experiences in a school setting may create challenging situations. Several tips are discussed to teach and coach your child on how to appropriately discuss their adoption story, as well as providing their teachers with information that will assist them in the classroom when sensitive issues arise.


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Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
Additional Author: Foster Care & Adoption Resource Center
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Individualized Education Plan is a plan that assists schoolage children access education through various therapies within a school setting.