People's Perception of Adoption
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August 31st, 2010, 06:00 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2005
People are going to think what they are going to think and I am not sure how much you can change that. The best advice I can give is to not compare it to having biological children when you talk to others. So, when you talk about having kids, don't say stuff like "If we don't get pregnant, we will adopt." That paints the picture of adoption as a second choice. Make adoption appear to be the first and only option and something you are super excited about - like you say you are. Your friends and family will come around and eventually most will look upon your child as if they were born to you. It doesn't take long for you or for others to lose the idea that your child was adopted and is just your child but it does take you helping that idea along...hope this makes sense.
Realize though that adoption is hard and some people are just going to say dumb things. It is okay and you can use it as a teaching tool to help educate them about adoption.
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