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Adopted Child

I'll Keep That In Mind

Stephanie Giese | Posted 02.07.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Giese

I do not owe you an explanation, and I think anger is a healthy reaction to what this child has endured in his very short lifetime. As you huff and pull your children away from our "bad example," I will roll my eyes and remind myself that you do not know what you do not know.

Dylan Farrow is Woody Allen's Daughter, Not His 'Adopted' Daughter

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

Since my two children are Chinese and my husband and I are not, most people can surmise from looking at us that my kids were adopted. But they are simply my children, not my adopted children. I love them no less because of the method by which we became a family.

5 Things Never To Say To An Adoptive Parent

The Stir | Posted 05.03.2013 | Parents
The Stir

A while ago, I was thinking of adopting a child. When I told a friend, she asked, "But don't you want any of your own?" I was floored. Years later, a co-worker always referred to her friend's kid as "Lisa's adopted baby." That would be like saying, "Lisa's egg donor baby."

What I Wish I Said To The Mom In The Store

Jennifer M. Koontz | Posted 08.27.2012 | Parents
Jennifer M. Koontz

As an adoptive mom, I implore you to please be honest and upfront with your child, yourself, and anyone who wants to learn from you.