Title: I Have a New Sibling / Adoption / workbook for Having Adopted Siblings
Description: I Have a New Sibling: Workbook about Having Adopted Siblings is a fun, engaging way for elementary students to understand how adopting a new sibling can affect their lives and families.
The workbook guides the student through exploring and understanding some of the changes that will happen in his or her life after the adoption. It provides opportunities for the student to express concerns, fears and other emotions that may arise from having a new adopted sibling in his or her family.
This workbook features:
Describe My Family - a page that allows the student to introduce him- or herself and his or her family to their new sibling, such as important house rules, mottos, favorite hobbies
How We Can Share - the student and new sibling list items that each one is willing to share
Concerns that I Have - the student can express his or her worries about having a new adopted sibling
We Are Family - the student learns about similar traits that his or her new sibling shares with other family members
What is it Like to Have a New Sibling - a reflection of how a person feels about the addition of a new family member
Adjustment Takes Time - the student reflects on how his or her life has changed as a result of welcoming a new family member
Draw a Picture of New Family - where the student depicts his or her new family, including their adopted sibling
This workbook is also useful for preparing a new sibling who will join a family. It is also a great resource for teachers and parents who are introducing a new adopted sibling into their family. It was created to help students understand that an adopted child is not different from any other child in the family, and that they should be treated equally.
Encouraging your kids to discuss how they feel about adoption. Just print, distribute, and teach this material to your kids.
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Total Pages: 14 Pages