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Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Adoption and school issues

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With the start of a new school year, there are many times when adopted children may be faced with challenges. These challenges may be everything from dealing with assignments such as creating a family tree, or bringing in a baby picture to class, or science projects that involve assumed biological-relatedness (see here for an example).

For adopted and foster children with IEP's or learning disabilities, there may be special challenges as well. This blog post will hopefully offer a variety of school-related resources for adoptive and foster parents.

First, the Child Welfare Information Gateway has several resources including articles you can download on topics such as:

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There are also several fact sheets from Minnesota Adoption Resource Network including specific grade level information (scroll down to the header of School Issues/Education).

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