As we raise our internationally adopted children, we try to educate them and prepare them for those "questions" by their peers. Never know when that will happen but we do try the best we can...
This was an exchange the other day between Lily (4 years old) and another girl (5 years old)
The girl starts off...
"we have different skin"
Lily,"yes, I am tan because I am from China"
Girl,"were you adopted?'
ME-I cringe a bit a casually lean so I can hear the answer and see if I have to intervine.
Lily"Yes , i am adopted, I did not come out of my mommy's tummy. That sounds so gross and disgusting"LOL
That was the end of their adoption conversation. OK I know Lily has some of the facts mixed up a bit. Yes I know she was born. My bio kids also thought it was gross when they found out how they were born! LOL. But any how, I was so happy that Lily was able to answer the questions and be OK with it. The other girl may now have some funny questions to ask her parents at the dinner table about being "born".
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