Explaining Different Levels of Birth Mother Contact to Kids

Different birth mothers means different levels of contact for your kids. Here's how to help them understand.

Daughter learning about different levels of birth mother contact from sibling's birth mother
When the children in an adoptive family have different birth mothers, their parents always long for the same level of contact with each. Wouldn't that be great! Yet it's far more common for one sibling to have more contact than the others. It's also to be expected that the child who has little or no contact with her birth mother usually wants what her siblings have. How can you explain this complex adult situation to your child? In an ideal ...

We know very little about our nine-year-old’s birth mom, but her younger brother talks to his. How can we help her?


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