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By Ask_An_Adoptee - Posted on 17 December 2008

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Julia wrote Parenting Mistakes Saturday – Explain How Your Adopted Child Will Exit Family Living, Repeatedly back in October. It collected tons of comments (only 2 other blogs in our history have more comments). Among all the comments we received a suggestion from EriSycamore that we add an Ask The Adoptee section. We liked the idea and thought it would be a good balance to Adoption Maharishi blog which has focused on adoptive parent's questions.

So here it is... But for this to have value, we need people who were adopted or fostered to answer questions. And we need people to ask questions. We have things set up so that the questioner and the answerer can be anonymous.

If you are interested in answering questions please join the Ask An Adoptee email list. You may receive one or two emails per week with questions. Hit reply and send your answer if you are interested in a particular question. The email list is moderated so only the email list owner will see the reply. Your identifying information will be removed prior to your answer being posted on the blog. And feel free to send concise or wordy answers.

If you have a question then send it to Your identifying information will be removed prior to sending it to the email list.

If you are under 13 years of age then your parent must post the answer and/or question (American law...).

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We are preparing to adopt a sibling pair (6 and 8 yrs old)that are currently in a stable foster home. These children have been removed due to abuse. My question is what should we do ensure we meet their needs to continue contact with their natural family? We have no fantasies that the need to know their extended natural family is not critical to their self image...just how much and at what age?

Thank you for your willingness to share with us.