How would you explain the sister they never knew they had?
I had a baby when I was 16 that I placed for adoption. It was an open adoption. She knows who I am. She is 21 now. We do not participate in each others lives (we have spoken on occasion in the past) but there will come a time when we eventually cross paths. I live in a different state now, but I come from a small town and we go back to visit family. She looks just like me, as do my other 2 daughters, it would be hard to pass off as a coincidence. She has expressed a bitterness in the past that I gave her up. I still believe I made the right choice. I explained to her as best I could, I dont know if it really helped or not.
Now I have 2 daughters. One came home the other day and explained how a girl in class was getting made fun of because she was adopted. So we talked about adoption in general. It was a good talk but she ended it with "You would never give up one of your children would you mommy? You love us more than that right?" Holy hell, I almost threw up. My daughter's are 8 and 10. Now what?