Sep 11 by Mark Gregston.

Identity Crises in Adopted Teens

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Every teen faces identity issues at one point or another. But sometimes for adopted teens, the struggle escalates even higher.

Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens.

I’ve seen kids pull all kinds of stunts to get questions answered about their past. Some have even tracked down their birth parents online, contacted them unexpectedly, and secretly set up a time to meet!

So if you’re an adoptive parent, don’t lose heart when your teen goes through a time of crisis. Their natural curiosity doesn’t mean they stopped loving you … or no longer appreciate everything you’ve done. They’re just a little confused about who they are.

So on the good days and the bad, continue to parent your child with the same kind of love you’ve always had. And keep following God’s example of patience, goodness, understanding, forgiveness, and grace.

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