I have been searching for the right words to tell my 7 year old son, that the man he calls Dad, is not his biological father. His biological father was abusive and left the marriage when my son was only 8 weeks old. I met my husband about 10 mos later and we married the following year. The year after that my husband adopted my son. He is the only father my son knows, however, my son still visits with my ex-inlaws on random occasions. He has started asking questions about them lately. We also have a second son, that is ours together. I am just worried about how I am going to present the subject. I don't want him to feel ill towards his brother since he is his fathers child...help!!Answer Question
Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 4:57 PM on Dec. 3, 2011Credits: 93302 Level 37 Adoption 101
Answer by ceejay1 at 8:13 PM on Dec. 3, 2011Credits: 2295 Level 15 Adoption Minor
Answer by frogdawg at 4:18 PM on Dec. 4, 2011Credits: 21313 Level 24 Adoption Minor
If you have a picture of the three of you at your wedding set it out somewhere. And yes I know sometimes a couple has a baby and then gets married, but coupled with the true story it will be a visual reminder to both your kids that your older son came first, then the marriage. It just sorta reinforces the idea that you have nothing to hide.
Answer by LoveMyDog at 12:48 PM on Dec. 5, 2011Credits: 8367 Level 20
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