Navigating school and adoption can be challenging

Once a child is 5 or 6 years old, the school environment plays a major role in their life. The child’s teachers and friends become a major source of the child’s interactions and relationships. As a parent you can recognize that many of the problems your child may experience in school are “normal” educational, school, social, and school-system problems that tend to be common to most children. However, as adoptive and permanency parents, we must be knowledgeable about issues that may develop that have to do with the unique layers of adoption.