I know that I don’t have all the answers when it comes to adoption. What is the best way to answer an adoption question from your child? How should you address a comment from someone outside of your family in regards to how you chose to build your family? When should you introduce new details about your child’s adoption story to them? I don’t think there is necessarily one correct answer for each adoption situation, but I do think that everyone who is touched by adoption should have a few trusted resources they can tap into when a new question arises. It can be an adoption agency, a therapist specializing in adoption, other families who have been built through adoption, adoption books, or online forums. Just how your family is unique, the answers that you seek will be found in a way that is best for you.
I follow a number of adoption-related groups online and I come across a lot of articles that offer advice. Many of them don’t apply to our specific situation or I don’t necessarily agree with the suggestions being made, so I skim over them and move on to the next task of the day. I came across this blog post that is very basic, but very important. Please enjoy this quick read from America Adopts! called 5 Affirmations Parents Can Give Their Children By Adoption. It’s applicable to children at any age, families that were just created or have been together for years, and can be said to your children at any time of the day any day of the year. It’s a blog post that just made me happy!