3 doctors weighed in:
At what age should we tell our child he was adopted?
3 doctors weighed in

2 doctors agree
In brief: ASAP
Kids that grow up knowing they are adopted take this as a natural part of their life, and have time to integrate the concept that adoption is a good thing and that this is their family.
All children have many questions about adoption that should be encouraged and answered. You would not want them to find out via someone else causing trust issues between you and your child.

In brief: ASAP
Kids that grow up knowing they are adopted take this as a natural part of their life, and have time to integrate the concept that adoption is a good thing and that this is their family.
All children have many questions about adoption that should be encouraged and answered. You would not want them to find out via someone else causing trust issues between you and your child.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Thank
Dr. Craig Uhl
Pediatrics
In brief: When ready
Familial relations are complicated, even more so for children.
When they are ready to understand the differences, then it's time to tell them the truth. If your child ever asks if they are adopted, tell them the truth. Never lie about this!

In brief: When ready
Familial relations are complicated, even more so for children.
When they are ready to understand the differences, then it's time to tell them the truth. If your child ever asks if they are adopted, tell them the truth. Never lie about this!
Dr. Craig Uhl
Dr. Craig Uhl
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
828K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors