Did I Grow in Your Tummy?

Three-year-olds are fascinated by pregnancy and families. Talking about birth with them can be a great transition to talking about their adoption.

Talking about birth with your adopted child
Somewhere around age three, children become fascinated by families. They see mommy flowers and baby flowers, mommy noodles and baby noodles. A year or so later, the love affair with family deepens. By age four or five, they become enthralled by how families come to be. They are, quite specifically, interested in birth. This natural curiosity gives you the chance to talk about another way families are created — through adoption. If you're lucky, there will be a pregnant mom ...

Three-year-olds are fascinated by pregnancy and families. Here’s how to have a “tummy talk” with your adopted child.


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