The decision to make an adoption plan for your baby is not an easy one. When you choose adoption, you are making a loving decision for your baby. At the same time, you might worry about what your child will think later on.
Many adults who were adopted have questions about their birth parents. Children ask questions too, but they are often more basic. The questions evolve and may become more difficult as they grow older, but adoptees really just want to know where they come from. They want to know about their heritage and build a sense of self as they grow older.
You may be placing a baby for adoption today, but this sweet little baby will grow into an adult with the desire to connect to their history. What does this mean for you as a birth mother? It means you might want your baby's adoptive parents to have specific information about you and your family. You can prepare for these questions by giving your child's adoptive parents the answers to some common questions adoptees have when they grow older.
Today, we're sharing how you can help answer these three common questions your child might ask someday:
- What was going through your mind at the time?
- What is my ethnic or racial heritage?
- What is my birth family's medical background?