There is a kind of nobility and unselfishness in opening your doors – and your heart – to a child in need. Not many can do it: to love another’s child as you would love your own, to care and provide for them, and let them hold your heart the way a mother’s heart would always, in some special way, belong to her children. It is indeed an admirable act of love that is so special, so familial.See More
When it comes to adoption, we’ve heard what the child and their parents have to say. We’ve listened to their voices and heard their stories. But we’ve rarely ever heard the perspective of the adoptive parents’ biological children.
Now, I’m not saying that my adopted brother is any less my mom and dad’s child than I am. We are both their children, loved equally and cared for equally. But I want my voice heard, too. And this is the story of how I got an older brother at 8 years old.
I just turned 8 when my parent
Dear Mom and Dad,
My earliest memory was when I was 3. Both of you were there for my first day of school. Dad made a huge breakfast of eggs, bacon, pancakes, and chocolate milk while Mom got me ready for my big day. After breakfast, we all got in the car and drove to school, and I remember you both watching me as I took a seat.
When I was 5, Dad taught me to ride a bike. He held on to the seat while he pushed me and we both cheered when I managed to balance myself for
For parents who adopted infants and decided not to tell them the circumstances surrounding their birth, having the big adoption reveal is one of the most difficult conversations they’ll ever have. Especially with the stigma behind adoption and not being a “real” family, being told of their adoption might sometimes leave children feeling like the world was yanked off their feet.
Why Should You Tell Your Child That They Are Adopted?
You may think that it does not matter whet