The transition from adolescence to adulthood is hard. The idea of independence and freedom is enticing while at the same time intimidating. Becoming an adult comes with a lot of new responsibility, and oftentimes a learning curve. For adopted children, this transition can bring up mixed emotions. It is not uncommon for the topic of birth family to be at the forefront of their minds.

Questions about adulthood and how that is supposed to look can become confusing and overwhelming.  Some youth may push their adoptive family away for fear of rejection, while others may believe in order to take control of their relationships they need to make the first move. Other youth may regress and appear to forget the life skills they have learned. Some of these actions are a cry for reassurance that their family will still be there if they should fail. The reaction to impending adulthood can be dramatically different from child to child. It is important to give your child space and support during this crucial time.

Right Turn® can provide services to adopted youth up to age 21 and guardianship youth up to age 19. Please call us at 888.667.2399 for more information on eligibility and extent of services. We hope you find the following resources helpful.

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