My daughter is 6 years old. We have had 4 – 6 visits a year in person (and I have email, text, Facebook communication almost weekly) with her birthmom since she was placed with us at 3 weeks old. Birthmom occasionally disappears off the horizon for a few weeks a couple of times a year but other than that we get on well and have a relationship that is more than AP/ Birthmom. The problem has arisen that my daughter will not talk about, look at photos of, or visit her birthmom at the moment. I am not sure what to do about it. At our last visit she would not get out of the car, and sulked for the next week. When we bring up her birthmom in conversation she shuts off. Does anyone have any wisdom as to how to deal with this? My gut says to give her a few months and see what happens, she is back at school and seems quite tired at the moment. She suffers from a little anxiety as well.
Thanks in advance.