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I get so tired when people ask, "So do you have kids of your own?" I say, "Yes, I have 3 children." Then they persist!!!! "No, I mean of your own?" I firmly say, "All three are my own!" And then they still keep going, "You know, biological children?" Then I say, "I have two children who are adopted and 1 child who I gave birth to, BUT THEY ARE ALL MY OWN!" (sorry for yelling).
<div align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana">“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.” </div></span>
Yep, that is probably one of the biggest no-no's that people outside the adoption community say. I can't tell you how many people I've had to stop and explain that concept to. That and the misconception that only people who are infertile adopt, I always get puzzled looks from people when I tell them that we had our bio son first and then adopted. It does get tiring having to educate others with the correct terminology, but just think, maybe you're saving the next family that they approach from having to do it.
That drives me crazy too! The other one that gets me is "Are the twins?" Ummm no they are almost 2 years apart and they look nothing alike well other than being Chinese. Ugh some people!
Love your new Siggie M! Hugs to you![/b]
Hehe, yeah, and the classic "Are they sisters?" question bugs me, too. I usually answer simply "They are now." But then I get my favorite "No, I mean are they really sisters?" version of the question. DUH! Doesn't adoption make them "really" sisters?