Wrote what things. I have come to the conclusion a few months ago, to leave Dasha's adoption out of my everyday conversations with people both old and new. Now I am not saying that I never talk about it, but I don't go telling every person that I meet that she is adopted. I have just decided that Dasha is my daughter and that is all that people need to know. If they get curious, or if there is something obvious I will bring it up. We are not hiding it, but it is her story to tell, not mine. Though Camden loves to introduce his Russian sister!
While it is very much part of who she is, it doesn't define her. I know that there are people who are going to need to know, like her teacher next year, but she already knows and has been prepping for her. Mainly due to her language delay, etc. While she improves every day, she is behind the average 2 year old. Dasha is stringing 2-3 words together every day more and more often. Like "Pee in Potty!" Though she never tells me before she actually goes!
How has everyone else handled this transition? Or have you done this transition? What do you openly share, what do you keep to yourselves? While I am very open on this blog, the average person in our daily lives do not read this.
In other news, I have reached out to a family birth searcher, but we are not going to proceed right now due to the costs of it right now. With Randy and I both in school, it is going to stretch us a lot. But he has our documents and when he plans his next trip to Kirov, he is going to contact me.
Have a blessed day everyone!
3 weeks ago