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So, we adopted our daughter when she was 6, she is now 9. We decided not to disclose she is adopted unless it comes up or until our daughter wants people to know….all our classes said let the child tell who she wants to know..so there I am sitting across the table with a mom friend ( who does not know daughter is adopted) and here comes my kid..plops down on my lap and says” hey, what ya doing? telling her I was adopted”?...OMG! weird and awkward! I just said no ,,, and well, the look on my friends face said it all… my daughter just as she came in, hopped right out of the room… I was left .. and honestly, quite mad at my daughter in that moment. You could feel the tension in the room- I excused myself, talked to my daughter in her room, came back out to the friend and said basically that my daughter thinks she is nice and wanted to let her know ...I asked the mom not to tell other mothers in our group, told her it was up to my daughter to disclose- but as you all know I am sure Everyone knows.. what would you do? It is not a secret, just weird how it was told…. help!
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