Skip to content
adult adoptee

Act Resource Spotlight: Help for Handling Difficult Questions about Adoption

 “….a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12

There is natural curiosity in our world about adoption and transracial families.  Sometimes the questions adoptive families are asked can feel invasive or personal, and it is important for parents and children to feel equipped and empowered to successfully deal with these when they occur.  The Center for Adoption Support and Education has created a fabulous curriculum to help adopted children and their parents handle difficult questions from the community such as, “Where are your REAL parents? Why don’t you look like your mother? Why are you adopted?”  The curriculum is called “W.I.S.E. Up!” which stands for:


Walk away or ignore what is said or heard

It’s private and I don’t have to answer it

Share something about my adoption story

Educate others about adoption in general


There 1.5 hour webinar for parents available on their website , that costs $10, as well as workbooks for children for $15, found here .  If you believe your family would benefit from some help in this area, this is a great place to start!


This Resource Spotlight has been brought to you by ACT (Adoption Coaching and Training), a ministry of America World Adoption designed to support families through training, support groups, and individualized coaching.  Explore ACT services on our website here, and reach out to us today for a free consultation to make a plan to meet your needs.

This article was written by Amber Lewis, Clinical Supervisor with America World Adoption, and the Director of Social Services in our Oklahoma office.  Amber has more than 20 years experience as a professional counselor and over 12 years in the adoption field.  She is a parent by birth and by adoption.  

Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: