I read an article the other day. Here is the link. It has quickly become a favorite of mine.
Many people ask questions, not even realizing what they are asking. They don’t have any ill intent, a lot of times, they just don’t know what to say. I know that, before I started this process, I didn’t know what to say. I knew there was the “right way” to say things and I couldn’t always remember what that was.
Is he your adopted son?? Or am I supposed to ask: Is your son adopted?? I know now, but I didn’t used to.
So, when I get asked questions like this:
Why do an international adoption, rather than domestic??? Why adopt from that country? What makes you want to save “other” kids rather than “our own”??
This is my answer:
Well, my child lives in Haiti, so that is why I am adopting from there.