Recently I had a conversation with a friend. Her oldest child was adopted as a baby by her husband and would soon celebrate a birthday. She wondered when she should let her child know about the adoption.
As a natural problem solver (that rarely actually solves any problems) I quickly jumped in and suggested she wait till the child was an adult.
Now, calm down. A quick Google search revealed that advice is the exact opposite of helpful. In other words, I quickly learned that is the absolute wrong thing to do.
Advice from the on-line world recommended telling the child as early as possible.
Curious about the subject I thought I’d put it out there to learn more. Anyone have experience with this subject? When is a good age to learn your origin story? How should it be done?
Open to advice here so that I can pass it along.