How to tell Your Child that You are Not a Biological Parent?

One of the many concerns some individuals have about family building using alternate methods is what they will tell their child

Not a Biological Parent? How to Tell Your Child
Tell your child as soon as possible says Erica Berman, PhD

Sadly for many DES daughters having their own children is not possible!
Many of us who have experienced miscarriages, want to have kids but are struggling or unable to…

No one should feel ashamed of how they were conceived and educating our youth about the many ways families are formed and babies are made will help foster greater understanding and acceptance for family diversity
says Erica Berman, PhD.

Read Not a Biological Parent? How to Tell Your Child
HuffPost Living, January 2012.

2 thoughts on “How to tell Your Child that You are Not a Biological Parent?”

  1. As the mother of an adopted child, we created his “story” and from day 1 talked about adoption. He grew up hearing the words and knowing his own story. As he grew older and asked questions, the answers were always age appropriate. He has always been comfortable with himself and knowing his story. Every child has a story, some stories are just a little different. It should never been hidden from your child. If you lie about that I think you break a trust and bond and they wonder what else you have lied about over the uears. It’s not big deal, just be honest right from the beginning.

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