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But You Can Be Prepared
Reading up on adoption and what you can expect is a necessary step in preparation. There are books, websites and support groups that can help you. You can also talk to adult adoptees and other families that have adopted and get their input on what to expect and how to react.

You can also help to prepare your child for the realizations that they will inevitably have about their adoption. There are books on the market about adoption, though it can be hard to find one that applies to your child’s unique story. You can make a simple life book that tells your child’s story so that they can hold it, look it over, and own it. Most importantly, you can talk about adoption and your child’s story over and over from the very beginning. It will never be strange to them if they have always known it as just a fact.