What to say…
It is truly amazing some of the questions that our adopters have been asked in the early days of having their child home. I think it’s really useful to have a think about some responses you can give to people without being rude but without sharing information.
You don’t have to explain to everyone that your child is adopted and you certainly don’t have to give them any information about yourself or your child that you don’t want to share.
Your child’s story is just that your child’s story and nobody else’s business. I always say to the children to remember when they share information that once it is out there they can’t get it back.
You will model for your child the careful line that is trodden between being open as a family about adoption, being positive about adoption in general but being mindful about what is private to you as a family and what is okay to share with the wider community.