When Relatives Never Get Adoption

Sometimes, reluctant relatives never accept adoption. Here, two AF readers share their difficult stories.

Relatives may have trouble accepting your adoption.
My biological son was my mother’s first grandson, and she doted on him from the start. Her doting was fine, until I brought home my other children (a son from Ethiopia and a daughter from Russia), and it became clear that she wouldn’t extend the same love and affection to them. At best, she acts as if my adopted children don’t exist. Whenever she cooks something, when she clips an interesting article from a magazine or newspaper, anything — she ...

Two AF readers open up about the painful and rarely talked-about experience of dealing with a relative who never gets on board.


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