April 14, 2024


Veteran Baby Makers

My mom tells elaborate lies about our family

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Amy Dickinson 

I’ll be back upcoming week. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these “best of” columns from 10 a long time back. Today’s topic concerns adoption, and the prospective fallout from retaining adoption a mystery.

Expensive Amy: I am a 16-12 months-previous woman. I have a 13-calendar year-outdated organic brother, “Paul,” and a 10-yr-old adopted sister, “Natty.”

My mother and father have hardly ever explained to Natty she’s adopted. She resembles our loved ones, so I do not consider she suspects nearly anything.

However, she’s a short while ago commenced asking concerns about her start, and my mom has made up elaborate lies to protect up the reality of her adoption.

My mother says she’ll inform her when she’s previous adequate. Paul and I assume she deserves to know now but don’t want to defy our mother.