Good Morning Everyone!
Here is a great blog post from “Portrait of Adoption.” The writer of the post, Carrie Goldman, has two biological children and one daughter who she and her husband adopted. Yesterday, she wrote about something that many adoptive families have to deal with, the fact that your adopted child may not look like the rest of the family.
What I liked about the way Goldman handled the specific situation in the post was that she reminded her daughter that they had a lot in common such as their love for dessert, soccer and movies, among other things. Goldman also reminded her daughter that when she smiles she looks like her birth mother and siblings. If this weren’t enough Goldman also straightened her hair so that she would look more like her daughter.
How have you/will you handle these conversations when your children ask why they may not necessarily look like the rest of the family?