Yesterday was a quietly momentous day for our family. Ru-Jun and I have had previous discussions in which adoption had come up. Yesterday morning we were talking about how Leia and Luke in Star Wars were adopted and she asked me point blank if she was adopted. I put off the topic long enough to consult with Shian-Ren (Ru-Jun and I were heading out to the pet store at that moment so I changed the topic) and we decided to have a conversation and tell her. We showed her the pictures of her birth family and explained the situation. She had great questions and did very well with it. She mentioned it a couple more times during the day and seems OK with it. It’s a relief for us to have the truth out there. For a five year old, it’s not a big deal, and it shouldn’t be. There will be later points when it may be a big deal. We’ll work with those when they come.
Knowledge September 1, 2013