What to do when your child's sibling was adopted?

Ashley - posted on 08/17/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 5 yr old son has a half brother that is also 5. He lives with his adoptive parents about an hr from where my son and I live. I want my son to meet his brother because Matthew knows he has an older brother and wants to meet him. However this is difficult because of how the adoption happened-I would rather not get into that. His adoptive mother is not keen on speaking to me so I'm at a loss of what to do. Any advice? Oh, for clarification, I am Matthew's mom. Jackson and Matthew have the same father. He is not in the picture.

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/17/2012

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I have no idea why this women does not like you, but I would try and talk with her. Or write her a really nice sincere letter discussing the kids meeting and how important it is. Don't get into any of the crap between the both of you when writing it, this is not about you and her it is about the kids. If she doesn't want to, there is no way for you to force it.

Ashley - posted on 08/17/2012

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It was an open adoption, but as I am not the birth mother (i was the birth step mother) the adoptive mom does not like having very much contact with me.

Chaya - posted on 08/17/2012

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Are you legally allowed to have contact with the adoptive child? If you are, suggest that both moms take their child to a playground at a specific time to meet. The children should know their sibling.

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