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Not Everyone Will Understand
When you set out in the world with your newlyadopted child at your side, you want to sing out your joy to everyone. I personally wanted to show off my beautiful babies and tell every person I met about how good adoption had been for us. It was a quick lesson that I was better off saving my breath with many people, though.

Most people already have their own ideas on adoption. It is much like trying to talk to someone that has strong opinions on politics or any hot button issue: you’re unlikely to sway them. It can be hard to accept that people will never view your child or your family as “real” or equal to family made biologically.