Monday, September 05, 2016

10 Things Adoptees Want You to Know

Back with the next one in our series.

2. Since adoption is no secret and when the adopted child grows up he or she will learn about the birds and the bees anyway, don't tell us, as children, that we were brought by the stork, or found in a cabbage patch, or even that we smiled at you so you knew we were yours.

As an adoptee and as a mother of three biological children I will say this once and only once - all babies smile, and they'll smile at any face they see. Our smile did not pick you, and in most cases you either chose us before ever seeing our smile or you met us when we were given to you to raise.

Were you told you were adopted? If yes, what was the story told to you? If no, how did you feel about that when you found out? Please comment below.

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