adoption

United States
May 10, 2007 11:47am CST
What age do you tell a child they are adopted?
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6 responses
@stacy624 (2777)
• Canada
26 May 07
I would have to say the earlier the better, I think if they were informed right from the start it wont affect them as hard.
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
10 May 07
when they ask...my sister in law has adopted 2 baby girls from china...one is 4 and the other 1...they take the 4 year old to chinese festivals around here and will take her back to her homeland when she is older...she knows she is adopted and that she is REALLY loved!
• Brazil
10 May 07
I think 6 year old is the best age. Because the child will be grown up enough to understand it, but as grown up to be bad at you. Parents that never tell their sons dont know the bad their doing to them, they are afraid that the child will not love them as parents, and that they will go after their real parents. So when their son find out, he gets so angry because they lied to him. So always tell them, even if you think it's too late. =)
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
10 May 07
If possible I do not want to tell them that they are adopted. I dont want them to have the "why was I adopted" question.
@stdrst (471)
• Bulgaria
10 May 07
I won't tell my child never if I adopt it.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
10 May 07
I would tell my child from the very start they were adopted. That I loved them so much that I picked them to be my baby,and how lucky I was for God to bless me with them.That way you never lied or tried to hide anything from them and they know you adopted them out of love.