Should I let my daughter know about her adoption

My 5 year old daughter is adopted. My husband and I feel it is necessary to tell her now in a way that she will understand buy my family are against it. I am feeling confused. Can you please give me your opinion?

The issue of adoption should never be a secret. If your daughter discovers this secret inadvertently, she may feel that she cannot trust you. Your daughter has the right to know about her adoption. Although she is not ready to fully comprehend what adoption means, she can start developing an awareness of adoption. In an age – appropriate explanation to her, emphasize that family is about people loving one another and shared experiences and that she will grow up as a valued part of your family.

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