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Perspectives on Normalcy Handout: DNA Doesn't Define Family, Love Does
Hear about the challenges and experiences of an adoptive family and how they created belonging, healthy development, and normal experiences.
Capacity Building Center for States
Facilitates discussion about the normalcy issues raised in the Adoptive Family: DNA Doesn’t Define Family, Love Does video, which is part of the Center for States’ Perspectives on Normalcy: Videos and Discussion Questions product.
Capacity Building Center for States (2016). Perspectives on Normalcy Handout: DNA Doesn't Define Family, Love Does. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Frankie is 14 years old and lives with his sister, brothers, and moms. He and his sister were adopted when they were 2 years old and 4 years old, respectively. He loves spending time with his aunts, uncles, and cousins and loves being part of a big family.