I am going to adopt a little boy (he's due in 3 weeks, I couldn't be more excited!!!) and I was wondering what is the correct way to handle him knowing he's adopted. I mean, I really want him to grow up knowing he's adopted. I don't want him to just find out some day when he's a teen.. But how do I raise him letting him know I am his mommy, but he is adopted?? Do I do it like telling him a story or something like that??
Any advice will do. I am really worried I am going to mess this part up..
Answer by mcginnisc at 9:39 AM on Sep. 28, 2010
Answer by lisa89j at 11:13 AM on Sep. 28, 2010
Letting him know your his mommy is easy; just be his mommy he'll catch on.
Someone mentioned Marlou Russell. Here's a link to her webpage. Scroll down to "Talking with your Child about Adoption and Foster Care Issues" http://marlourussellphd.com/Articles.aspx
Also here is a link to an Adult Adoptee Support site called " Chosen Babies". They have a list of recommendations for Adoptive Parents.
Answer by onethentwins at 1:00 PM on Sep. 28, 2010
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Answer by lisa89j at 12:18 AM on Sep. 28, 2010