Bringing Up Birth Siblings

It's possible your child has birth siblings somewhere out in the world. Even if you're nervous, it's best to approach the situation openly and honestly.

Birth siblings enjoying each other's company
Our eight-year-old wants to be a big sister. She does not know that she has a biological brother. How should we tell her?   Truth is, it's common for adopted children to have birth siblings. Many birth parents have other children, born either before or after a child's adoption. Because your daughter is expressing a desire for siblings, this would be a good time to talk with her about her biological brother. Even if you're tempted to put off this ...

Our daughter has birth siblings she doesn’t know about, but we don’t know how to tell her.


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