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How do you tell a child he had a surrogate mother?

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Dr. Craig Uhl
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tell when right age

Honesty is always best, but need to address it when child is ready.
It is important not to tell them too early as it can lead to unwarranted stress issues. Might want to share this with your child's pediatrician privately, as he/she may have insight as to when the time is right.

In brief: Tell when right age

Honesty is always best, but need to address it when child is ready.
It is important not to tell them too early as it can lead to unwarranted stress issues. Might want to share this with your child's pediatrician privately, as he/she may have insight as to when the time is right.
Dr. Craig Uhl
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
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In brief: Just tell him

Kids understand limitations and medical conditions.
"mommy has a condition and it wasn't safe for me to carry you, so we found a wonderful person willing to help." i can be fairly certain your child won't care, unless there are other issues afoot. If they seem unnecessarily hung up about it, consult your pediatrician.

In brief: Just tell him

Kids understand limitations and medical conditions.
"mommy has a condition and it wasn't safe for me to carry you, so we found a wonderful person willing to help." i can be fairly certain your child won't care, unless there are other issues afoot. If they seem unnecessarily hung up about it, consult your pediatrician.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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