Thursday, December 26, 2013

Donor, Dad, StepDad ?

What's a Donor Conceived Child of Divorce to Think

In talking to my son this morning by phone I ask him how his Christmas was with his mom at his grandparents' apartment. I assumed his mom's fiancĂ©e would be there. We talked for a few minutes about how life can be complicated. Not sure how we came to referring to Donor, Dad, and StepDad but he recognized that no matter how many folks are out there always will be only one Dad. That made me smile and his not being with me at the moment a little sweeter. 

How kids process all of the stuff they do is a mystery to me.  Not sure I could process being donor conceived and my parents being divorced and one getting remarried. 

No discussions lately re the donor. We did speak this week of one half sibling where she has had some orthodontic work like mine are about to. 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This post is heartwarming! I'm an adoptive mama to a baby girl and I often wonder how/if she will process the big issues that she will be faced with. But kids are so amazing ... I think that being surrounded by love sure helps a lot.

Your son sounds amazing!