ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental issues adoptive parents face. About 40% of kids in the adopted population have been diagnosed with ADHD. This toolkit looks at what exactly ADHD is and the different options for treatment. We also provide a list of tips to help parents raise a happy, successful child with ADHD.

  • What are the symptoms of ADHD, both positive and negative?
  • To medicate or not to medicate? Is medication safe and effective, and what are the long term issues with it?
  • What are some lifestyle and diet modification that can help manage ADHD?
  • How do you help a child with ADHD focus on tasks and assignments?


This Creating a Family Adoptive/Foster/Kinship Family Support Group Toolkit includes access to the Video, Facilitator Guide, Handouts, and Resource Guide.

The Creating a Family Support Group Toolkit is currently a pilot program. If you would like information about these Toolkits, please contact us for more information.


Foster/Adoptive Parent Support Group

Review all topics available in this series.