Children in the pre-teenage years are beginning to understand more about their adoption and experience even more questions at school. These children have not reached the angst of their teenage years, but they are starting the process of sorting out for themselves their own identity just as they begin to understand more about biology.
At a younger age, they were just beginning to identify the differences between themselves and their peers in terms of race, but they are continuing to encounter questions, teasing, and possibly even bullying from their peers.
In an effort to help adopted children face these experiences, Dillon International has started offering a new six-month program series on Friday evenings specifically for pre-teen adoptees, ages 8 to 12. The group is facilitated by licensed social workers experienced in international adoption and is designed to reach out to all adoptees from all countries.
For more information about preteen groups, please send us a message.