and so the school year begins here is an email sent to my younger daughter’s first grade teacher today.
Hello Ms. N,
J is currently working on her homework, all about me and it prompted me to write.
I wanted to let you know in advance so you may have an understanding of what she is sharing. Our family was built through adoption. Both of our girls were entrusted to us at birth and we have continued family relationships with their birth families including and not limited to their birth mothers, birth fathers, aunts, uncles, grandparents and siblings.
So on her page she has listed she has 2 brothers and 1 sister. This is true and how she knows her family (her sister has 3 other sisters). They each live with her birth family, one with her birth mother and the other with her birth father. We see them, have pictures of them, etc.
Our family has blended beautifully and J is choosing to share this. She is at an age now when she can decide who she shares with. If you think at any time I need to come to class and help explain how our family was built for the other students to understand, please let me know I’d be happy to read a book and talk about it with them.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
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I love this. So much.
Love this!! And am stealing it for my kiddo! Well, I’m changing it because she doesn’t have other siblings that live with her birthfamily but you get the idea.
I just fell in love with this !
Thanks for sharing this – we’re not there yet, but it’s good to be prepared for handling different school-and-family interactions like this.