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Psyche When to tell an Adopted Child the truth!

The adoptive parents of a newborn ask their physician when they should tell the child that she is adopted. The pediatrician correctly suggests that they tell her:

(A) when she questions them about her background
(B) when she enters school
(C) as soon as possible
(D) at 4 years of age
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I think the answer is B
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Smile [B] C. As soon as possible [/C]

As soon as possible
If you wait longer you putting the child at risk to be known from the outside world. and its best if he comes to know about this from you rather than some1 else. Cos the world wont wait for the boys right age to tell him that he is adapted.
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(C) as soon as possible
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I though it was A... but i overlook the question


"One point which should be specifically mentioned regards telling the child that he or she is adopted. There is still no unanimity among the experts as to how and when this should be done, but it is something that physicians should discuss
with adoptive parents early. In all cases what is told to the child must be truthful and the information should be given early in life, simply at first and gradually in greater detail as the child asks more questions. It is probably wise for the
physician, after first discussing it with the parents, to explore with the adopted child his feelings about being adopted and to "

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...00215-0081.pdf

So i guess the answer is C
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C. ASAP I think
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well my reason for picking up B was we have a newborn baby and I don't think i can explain that newborn some thing until she understands
my niece six month old still can't get wt I'm saying to her so for those who say as soon as possible wt re u going to say to a new born
"hello kid though u can't understand a word but let me tell u ur not my child you are ADOPTED!" doesn't work fr me
dont know lets see the ans; may b every1 else is rite
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(C) as soon as possible
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As Soon As Possible
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A.when she quest them about her background.
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well my reason fr picking up B was we have a new born baby n i dnt think i cn xplain tht newborn sme thing until she understands
my niece six month old still cnt get wt im saying to her so for those who say as soon as possible wt re u going to say to a new born
"hello kid though u cnt understand a word but let me tell u ur nt my child ur ADOPTED!" doesnt work fr me
dnt knw lets see the ans; may b every1 else is rite
Its C-As soon as Possible.

By choosing that option, you're basically saying that tell the kid as soon as she is able to comprehend/ understand. You dont have to wait till she's 4 or starts going to school or when she questions you about her background (she might not ever ask u that or ask u in teen years! lol). Anyways, the point is to encourage the parents to talk to their kids and tell them about their origin as soon as a kid is able to understand a language!
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The answer is C)

The best time to tell a child she is adopted is as soon as possible, usually when the child can first understand language.
Waiting any longer than this will increase the probability that someone else will tell the child before the parents are able to .
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i would go with A). when the child request to know about her background.....
bt still m not sure about this, because not all children ask there parents " tell me who's my real parents??" it would be only if they have a doubt, they would ask...so in that case C). as soon as possible ...
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(A) when she questions them about her background
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C) As soon as possible!
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