My daughter Karisa, 5 yrs old, is adopted and I have always told her this but I thought she is now at the age where I can start to explain to her what adoption means. My sister was pregnant at the time and I explained to her how her new cousin Liam was born in her aunt's belly but that she was special and she has two mommies one who had her in her belly and me, that that she was born in my heart.
My husband told me I don't think she really understands the whole situation but I was very proud to tell him yes she did seem to understand. At that same moment my daughter walks in with a confused look on her face and asked me, "Mommy, did I break your heart when the doctor went in to get me out?" My husband and I could not stop laughing.