Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past

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Index
Abandonment, 30-31, 35, 49-50, 64- 65, 99-100
Abortion, 138
Adolescents, 193; adjustment success of, 181-82; adoptee perceptions and, 61-65; adoption communication and, 188-90; anger and, personalization of, 191-92; catastrophizing/ labeling and, 186; commitment to, 192-93; communication strategies and, 183-91; conciseness and, 186; conflict resolution and, 184; control/ decision-making and, 191; development tasks of, 195-96; dysfunctional behavior and, 182; fantasies and, 190; honoring roots and, 190; identity formation and, 27-28, 6162, 181, 195, 196, 199; identity needs and, 192; independence and, 185; minimization of pain and, 187; overreacting and, 186-87, 189-90; positive focus and, 185; privacy and, 185-86; rules and, 191; stress vulnerability and, 182-83; support groups and, 190; timing and, 187; transition/loss stress and, 192; transracial adoptions and, 150. See also Opening closed adoption in adolescence
Adopt-a-Child, 138
Adopted Child, 156
The Adopted Child in the Classroom, 220
Adoptee perceptions, 69; abandonment and, 64-65; anger and, 61, 62; anniversary reactions and, 66-67; birthday and, 66; denial and, 59; depression and, 65; early adolescence and, 61-63; emancipation from adoptive family and, 68-69; fairness and, 59; films/television and, 68; grieving and, 59, 61, 65; holidays and, 67 identity formation and, 61, 62; infancy and, 54-55; intimacy and, 64-65; language and, 53- 54; late adolescence and, 63-65; loss experience and, 67; loss of parent and, 67-68; loving two sets of parents and, 60; Mother's Day and, 66; moving and, 68; preschool (age three to seven) and, 55-58; romantic relationships and, 64-65; school age (eight to twelve) and, 58-61;

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