The Heartbreaking Story of Sharon Elliott – The Hatbox Baby

The Year That Sharon Elliott Found Out That She Was Adopted

4. The Year That Sharon Elliott Found Out That She Was Adopted

In 1986, at age fifty-five, Sharon was told by Faith that she had been adopted. Interestingly, most parental counselors suggest that the ideal time for telling children about their adoption is between the ages of 6 and 8.

When children are around 6 years, they’ve established a sense of belonging to their adoptive family, so informing them about their adoption wouldn’t be a threat to that sense of belonging. It is apparent that at the time that she found this out, she felt “completely uprooted” and a void entered her life.

All the family history she assumed through Faith and Arthur Morrow couldn’t apply to her the same way anymore, which introduced a bevy of questions for the discovered adoptee.

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