We are in the beginning process of adopting a 3 year old girl from foster care in another state. We are meeting her in 2 weeks, we have considering changing her name, to ensure no future contact with birth family, very messed up situation. We have heard about "identity" problems from name change, she will know she is adopted because she is a different race. I would love to hear from foster care Adoptees that had their name changed as a child, did it cause any traumatic stress as you became a teenager and adult? Thank you so much!!!
Asked by Anonymous at 7:09 PM on Dec. 20, 2009 in Adoption
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Answer by Anonymous at 9:56 PM on Dec. 20, 2009
She is 3 not an infant .She has a self identity that starts with her name.To the op this shows thought and concern on your part concerning your new daughter and you have been given good advice before you came here.You know it will be difficult on her or you wouldn't have doubts already.To the :56 anon she isn't a toy to be renamed at will and it is not about the adoptive parents but about the daughter.
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