Adoption question

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By toadster920 on Friday, November 27, 2009 - 12:20 am: Edit Post

Hi John,
Good to hear you are getting better and got the tubes out. My question is actually for you and Nora both. When Grace is old enough to actually understand, do you and Nora plan on telling her that she is adopted? You don't have to answer this if you and Nora deem it "To personal". I will totally understand. I pretty sure that one of her first quotes will be "Think Snow!"
Thanks and she is getting big.
L8R
Todd


By admin on Friday, November 27, 2009 - 04:46 am: Edit Post

Absolutely.

In fact the adoption is what is called an "open adoption" in which we stay in contact with the birth mom. Nora was texting her for about an hour yesterday evening.

I have always been a firm believer in telling the truth always and when the time comes, Grace will know the truth and hopefully even get to know her birthmom.

I know that my sound "risky" or unconventional, but all studies show that the adoptive child does much better in life when they know the truth about their adoption and can know about or even personally know the birth parents.

Nora feels just as strongly about all of this as I do and we agreed upon this before we got into the adoption process.

-John


By propjockey on Thursday, December 03, 2009 - 12:54 am: Edit Post

You're a class act Johnny Boy. Nora and yourself are two great people.

Gracie is one lucky girl! :-)

-J&K-


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