Starting the conversation about your child being adopted can seem daunting and scary.
But being honest is the best way for them to understand their identity.
Telling a child they are adopted is not a one-off task.
Information and explanations to children who have been separated from their birth family will change as they grow.
As they mature, they will need more detailed answers to their ever-probing questions.
Tips and advice
If you’re questioned by a stranger about your child say adoption has been great for your family, but this is not a good time. If appropriate, take the person’s phone number and offer to call later. Your upbeat response lets your child know the topic is not taboo, while protecting his privacy.
If you want more advice, please contact the adoption support team via email at email@example.com