Adoption today is very different from how it used to be. Today it is accepted that the best way to treat adoption is to be open about it. We counsel our Adoptive Parents on the best way to tell the child they are adopted, and the best way to handle it is to let the child know from DAY ONE they are adopted. So yes, your child will know. We also suggest and encourage Birth Parents to make a memory box to send with their child. The memory box can include toys, letters, photographs, gifts, and mementos of their birth family.