Not only are we asked everywhere, "where is his/her real mother" but now we (adoptive moms) have to deal with slogans like "real women have stretch marks", and magazine articles like "are you mom enough because you breastfeed". WTF?
When will this ignorant discrimination end? Its starting to get on my last nerve. Im the real mom who wakes up in the morning with swift kick in the face froma toddler, walks to the bathroom and steps on a matchbox car, makes breakfast so my kid gets his nutrients, loves him unconditionally, packs his day with activites that will develop his brain and muscles...etc
How much more real can it get? And then Im slapped in the face with this bullshit? And lets not forget all of the negative portrayals of adoption in Disney movies Im going to have to gently explain to my kid. For instance, and the one that pissed me off most, was Kat vs Kid when tehe older sister says to the main charachter, "mom and dad are going to put you up for adoption" if you do that. So now I have to convince my kid that he didnt do anything wrong when he was born and thats not why he was "given up" (oh what a wonderful term) for adoption.