How did your parents raise with you the idea of adopting a child and how did you feel about this. Do you feel the same now or differently.
Do you know any children who are fostered or adopted
Why do you think children may need to be adopted
How do you think having another child/ren in the family will affect you
What type of child o you think will fit best into your family and why (eg age, sex, interests, individual or sibling group)
How could you help your new brother or sister to settle into your family and neighbourhood
What are the good things about living in your family
How would you feel about your adoptive brother/sister attending your school
Are there people you can talk to outside of the family about adoption
Are there any things that worry you about your family adopting a child
What do you think will be the good things about adopting a child for you and your family and what might be more difficult.
With younger children it might be better to use other communication methods eg drawing/ colouring worksheets or picture books to ascertain their views such as Adopting a brother or sister, a guide by Hedi Argent or Just a Member of the Family Bridget Betts.