Telling the child about their adoption
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There used to be a time when the adoptions of some children was often cloaked in mystery. Nowadays it is always felt to be in the best interest of the young person for them to know about their adoption.
Depending upon the age and understanding of the child the topic can and should be brought up as early as possible. Naturally the child will have a number of questions regarding their natural parents. Some of these questions you will be able to answer and others which you may not.
It is a good idea for you to consider how you should go about telling the child about the adoption before they start asking questions themselves. There is a variety of information available to offer you advice on all these aspects of adoption.
"Talking about adoption to your adopted child" and a picture book for four to ten year olds called "Chester and Daisy move on" are highly recommended and both are produced by B.A.A.F. For their details see our national organisation page or visit their web site now.