Adding an adopted sibling can be a bit worrisome. You worry about how your current children will handle your new children. What if they don’t get along? What if they don’t understand adoption? I’m sure you already have a list of these questions running in your mind, so I’ll refrain from adding more. But the point is that it can be a bit scary.
Well, worry no more. There are hundreds (dare I say thousands?) of adoptive mommas out there that have a plethora of advice when it comes to introducing adoption and an adopted sibling or two.
One adoptive mother said a good way to get the adoption conversation going is to start talking to your child and introducing adoption at age-appropriate levels. This might be getting a picture book about adoption. or having your child spend time with other children. Proceed based on what your child’s needs are. You know your child best!
And of course, your child just wants to know that a new child isn’t going to replace him or her. Sharing with your child how much you love him or her can make all the worries you and your child are experiencing disappear.