When Our Kids Need to Know Why?

All adoptive parents have to deal with tough adoption questions from time to time. Here, seven strategies to answer all your child's birth parent queries.

A mother answers difficult adoption questions
"I must have been pretty ugly, because they didn’t keep me,” says six-year-old Sara. “If I get pretty, will my birth mom come back for me?” “I think I cried too much. I wasn’t a good baby,” whispers eight-year-old Nina to her adoption counselor. “I cried all night.” “Why did she send me away?” asks Jason, seven. “Didn’t she love me?” No matter how often or how comfortably you’ve shared your child’s adoption story with him, no matter how wisely ...

Six- to eight-year-olds have real questions about their birth parents. Here are seven tips to help answer them.


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