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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:19 PM
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5. Best of luck to you and congratulations!
As an adopted child who only met her biological family at age 20, I can tell you with pretty much certainty that there will be some awkwardness, so no matter what you do it might feel a little weird. But if you can acknowledge that and are both able to get past it, you'll probably be able to laugh at it later. Please understand, though, that your biological daughter may be feeling overwhelmed and may not quite know what to think or how she feels. Hence the awkwardness. I suggest you explain to her the significance of your contributing to the kettles and ask her if she would like to do this thing with you. I bet she'll say yes. Just deal with the "weirdness" and leave the ball in her court, to use an old cliche. Do this, give her your contact information and whatever else you have planned, and leave it. She will get back in touch with you when and if she is ready.
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