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What Not to Say to Adoptive Parents

5 Things Not To Say When Someone Shares, 'We're Adopting!'

Natasha Hanneman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Natasha Hanneman

I truly believe people were not being malicious with their comments and questions; they were just unfamiliar with or uneducated on adoption or how best to congratulate us.

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."