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How do you tell a 6 yr old that they are adopted?
I am a new member here and specifically joined to meet other Christians going on the same journey as we are. We adopted our son at birth and he has never known anything else. He is also our only child so there have been no other births or adoptions into our family. I realized the other day that although this topic is in no way a secret, I have never talked to him directly about it. We talk of the adoption in front of him and talk to many other people about our experience, but it never seemed important to be direct with him. He is the love of my life! A vibrant, mostly healthy little boy - his only challenge is ADHD which was officially diagnosed.
My question to the parents out there is how to handle it when they don’t want to talk? I tried telling him a short story tonight about how we prayed and prayed for a baby and God finally said yes. God found a nice lady to help us and then we adopted him. He looked at me and said “I don’t like this story, lets read something else.”
This is so important and I know that this will set the stage for the rest of his life. Honestly, I am also being selfish because I am scared to death that as he gets older he won’t think of me as his mom…which already breaks my heart.
I would appreciate any prayers sent our way and would love to see any suggestions any of you might have.
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