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Adoptive Families- Key Points Educators must learn to understand the distinctions between a child’s adoptive parents and their birth parents. For example, refer to the child’s adoptive parents as his or her real parents because they are the ones who are caring for them and raising them. Using terms that imply that a child’s adoptive parents are not their real family my cause them anxiety. When adoption is transracial, there is an added factor that young children often deal with. Because skin colors and racial backgrounds are noticeable, children will wonder “Is this my mother/father?” This question is frequently met with other people who voice their comments about whether the child “is yours”. Teachers play a significant role in
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Unformatted text preview: clarifying and reassuring a child that they are indeed loved by their adoptive family and that he or she is cared for very much. Foster Families-Key Points Children in foster care need special support because they are faced with a great deal of confusion and pain surrounding issues of family. All foster children will have suffered a degree of trauma by having to be separated by their family of origin or by various foster families. It is important to be careful of what terminology you use regarding the child’s foster family. Use whatever terms the child uses to describe their foster family and their absent family; never ask them to choose who is most important to them....
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ECE 10036 taught by Professor Alinacervantes during the Fall '10 term at American River.

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