Teen Asks Internet For Help Calling His Foster Parent “Mom” For The First Time, Internet Delivers.

A young man's message to Redditors for advice.

When a 15-year-old boy decided he wanted to start calling his foster parent “Mom,” he wasn’t sure how to go about it. So, he went to Reddit for advice. First, he shared the beautiful story of his adoption. He formed a connection with his homeroom teacher, Janice, in school. As it turned out, she used to be a foster child herself. After hearing the teen admit how much he wanted a family, Janice knew that she wanted to become his adoptive parent!

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“Janice is the best mom I could have ever asked for,” the boy wrote in his post. “She has been so unbelievably kind and loving to me and I absolutely adore her. The problem is that I don’t call her mom, I just call her Janice. I want to start calling her mom but have no idea how to without making it awkward. Please help me internet strangers.”

A young man's message to Redditors for advice.
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Commenters were more than happy to share their advice, and some of their ideas were absolutely heartwarming! Of course, everyone was also eager for him to update them when he finally started calling his foster parent “Mom.”

1. This person suggested a subtle approach.

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byu/liberalFilmNerd76 from discussion
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Calling your foster parent “Mom” for the first time is a big deal, but that doesn’t mean the moment has to be a formal event. Naturally slipping it into everyday conversation can be pretty special, too!

2. Of course, sometimes a little fanfare can also be sweet.

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byu/liberalFilmNerd76 from discussion
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Another commenter suggested the opposite tactic. Find a creative way to celebrate this moment like the special occasion it is!

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