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Talking with Your Adopted Child about the Difficult Parts of His History

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Creating a Family

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Sometimes our adopted kids come to us from a history in their birth families or drug abuse, rape, incest, abuse, or prison. Should adoptive parents share this information with the adopted child? If so, how? Host Dawn Davenport will talk with Beth O'Malley, author of many books about preparing lifebooks for adopted and foster children,  including Lifebooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child; and Angela Magnuson, a licensed professional counselor with Bethany Christian Services with specialized adoption training through Rutger’s Certificate Program in Adoption and seven years experience working with foster, kinship and pre and post adoptive families. adoption, foster care adoption, international adoption, lifebooks, domestic adoption, adopting a baby

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