Jen - posted on 05/01/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
I'm wondering how long did it take for your adopted child to start calling you mom or dad? Where it came out naturally, without the grimace or hesitation. ;)
I'm curious. My situation may be a little more odd then other adoptions.
I was adopted at 8; and always called my parents mom and dad. But I do remember being sat down and explained the rules etc. One of which was what to call my new parents. lol. My sister and I were the third adoption for this family; they had enough experience already to know what rules to give us on our first day. ;)
Plus the child we've adopted is 14, almost 15. he moved into our home 8 months ago.
He's also my bio-brother's son. A brother I have only seen a few times since I was adopted.
This is a boy going from calling me Auntie, to calling me Mom. It may never happen where he completely stops calling me Auntie, or by my first name.
I'm still curious though; how long it takes other families.