DD was playing with two mermaid Barbies today, and she told me that they were sisters, and the one didn't like the other because "she was adopted". I tried to find out what she meant, and she said, "never mind". I always read to her before she goes to bed, and tonight she picked out a book about a little girl who came into her family through adoption (a gift from her birth mom). It's not too unusual for her to pick out a book with an adoption theme - she does occasionally. I tried to ask if someone at school had said something about kids who were adopted, and she said no. I asked if it was because she was still a little jealous since we adopted her little brother (she had us to herself for 4 years), and she said no. She said, "just keep reading, Mom", so I moved on to the next book. I told her that anytime she wants to talk, we can and that it's okay to talk about her feelings.
I'm still thinking it has to do with her little brother. She was old enough when he came home that she remembers it (he was 4 weeks old), and I think she thinks of him as "adopted" but doesn't necessarily think of herself that way (even though she has always known).
I am puzzled and concerned. I'm looking for insight from anyone in the adoption triad. Thanks in advance, and Merry Christmas/happy holidays!
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