"When You Were a Baby" Adoption Talks at Bedtime

Sometimes, my daughter’s questions about being in my tummy are about her birth mother and adoption, and sometimes they’re not.

Talking About Birth

My daughter brings stuff up at bedtime. Most five-year-olds do; they don’t want to be left alone to sleep. She likes when I tell her stories in the dark and rub her back. Who wouldn’t like all that? Aside: bedtime can—if I let it—take forever.


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