Back to School and Adoption Resources


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Back to school season can be complicated! It's even trickier when adoption, foster care, guardianship, or other forms of permanency are in the mix. These free resources for parents and educators will set you up for a successful school year. 

School and Adoption: Navigating the Education system is a 28-page digital resource guide covering everything from trauma, racism, and IEPs to a letter you can copy and send to your child’s teacher.

Download School and Adoption: Navigating the Education System

No time to read a whole guide? School 101 for Adoptive Parents covers the basics in just two pages.

Download School 101 for Adoptive Parents.

Adoption-Friendly Family Trees is one of our most popular tip sheets! This two-page PDF features five alternative “family tree” activities that celebrate families of ALL types. Share it with your child’s teacher in September so they can work it into their lesson planning!

Download Adoption-Friendly Family Trees

Adoption 101 for Teachers is another two-page PDF you can share with your child’s school. This friendly information sheet explains common issues adoptees face at school and how teachers can support the adopted children in their class.

Download Adoption 101 for Teachers