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04 Oct 2011

Super Sensitive or not?
My adopted daughter was playing at a friend. Her older sister who is my bio daughter went to fetch her and as she was leaving the friends mother asked my Older daughter if the younger one was adopted. I was so annoyed with this. My younger daughter knows that she has another Mom who gave birth to her but we never label her as adopted. Both my girls are my children I treat them exactly the same and there is no secrecy about the adoption. I just feel so annoyed. Why is it of interest if a child is adopted or not and if she is soooo inquisitive why didn''t she ask me instead of confronting my children? Am I being super sensitive?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Its important to talk about adoption with your child, as you seem to have done, but whatever you call the situation, you also do need to use words like "adoption" which she will hear other people use.
But you are not being super-sensitive - its the other stupid mother who is being super-INsensitive and nosy and thoughtless and inconsiderate.
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