My 7-year-old son isn’t interested in his adoption story.

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QUESTION:

We adopted my son at birth and now he is 7-years old. He used to like to hear about his adoption and the day my husband and I brought him home but recently he does not have any interest in hearing his adoption story or talking about adoption. In the past few years his birth mom has given birth to 2 children, both whom she kept. I have shared pictures of the children with my son and said, “Your birth mom had a baby and this is him.” My son is not interested at all. There are no questions whatsoever.

Would you suggest that I call these children his siblings or sister/brother? I am wondering if I should be saying anything different to him. Let me know if you have any suggestions. I could use some advice.

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Sarah - Content Specialist for adopting.org, is a mother both biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. She resides with her husband and two boys in Ohio. She is passionate about open adoption and adoption education. In her free time she enjoys cooking, photography, writing, and hiking. You can find more of her adoption work at Heart For Open Adoption on Facebook or on Adoption.com.

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