Ask AF: Sharing Negative Information

A reader asks our expert for advice on how to share difficult information about birth parents with her nine-year-old daughter.

My nine-year-old daughter was adopted as an infant. She’s been asking me about her birth parents, so I searched. I was devastated by the information I found, and have no idea when and how to reveal the details. Her birth mother died from complications due to alcoholism; her birth father has done time in prison and is now AWOL.

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