Our son is 3 y/o and while we talk about his being adopted and look thru his life book, he still doesn't understand it (can't tell the story back yet, but is a little delayed verbally, so not worried) and I know it may be a while longer. Around age 4 or 5? Just wondering.
It's different for all children, but I do believe if he knows his birth parents, it will be easier to explain.
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Answer by corbysmom531 at 8:04 PM on Jun. 24, 2010
My girls were older when their adoption happened so they are aware but my 2 1/2 year old son who was placed with us at seven months does not seem to have an understanding yet. We have read many children's stories relating to adoption and even had a story made just for him that was all about how he joined our family. We have done this from the begining so I am hoping that he also knows and is aware of his history and the special way he joined our family:)
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