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Adoption do you know how rude you are?

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/28/ignorant-things-about-adoption-_n_4859783.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false#sb=3798246,b=facebook

 

 

A woman who adopted from china put up a series of pics showing how some of you really sound to us. We adopted six and the things people say in front of and to the kids since they were little is incredible.  I can identify with  some of it even though our kids are from the US we adopted all diff races.

by on Mar. 2, 2014 at 9:40 AM
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Mazie0723
by Ruby Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 6:55 AM
Wow. People are very ignorant. My oldest dd is dh's step daughter and she has olive skin brown hair and eyes and the kids dh and I have together are fair skined blonde hair and light eyes.

And people are always asking if they are all ours. I think that question also comes with having a big family we have 6 kids and are asked that question every time we are out in public.
2Gs
by Silver Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 3:12 PM

I think it is ignorance more than rudeness.  Adoptees and adoptive families need to have a thick skin.  Any time I hear shit like in those pics I feel obligated to set someone strait.  People need to talk openly about adoption more.

adopteeme
by Bronze Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 5:38 AM
Have you seen this?
http://youshouldbegrateful.tumblr.com/

It's not just the nosey cashier that says hurtful things to adoptees.
It can come from family as well.
Adult adoptees speak up.
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