Share Your Story: How Have You Told Your Child's Adoption Story?

Every child's adoption story is as unique as they are. Readers share how they first started the conversation — and how they keep it going as their child grows.

A mother discussing her daughters' adoption story
Create A Lifebook My daughter's lifebook has been our best tool for telling her adoption story. Her lifebook was started before her adoption and has always been kept with her other books. Each year we add pages, and now that she's older, she adds her own. She chooses whom to share it with and sometimes takes out pages that are confidential before she shows her lifebook to a friend or teacher. It wasn't until I received a call from her ...

How have you handled conversations with your child about his or her adoption story? Real AF readers answer.


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