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Things You Should And Shouldn't Say To An Adoptive Family
1 . "He is so lucky to have you!"
2 . "You are so brave!"
3 . "I could never do that."
4 . "Where are his real parents?"
5 . "Why don’t you just make a baby the old fashioned way?"
6 . "You know, as soon as you adopt you’ll get pregnant."
7 . "How much did she cost?"
8 . "Where did she come from?"
9 . "Why didn’t his mom want him?"
10 . "At least you didn’t have to go through childbirth!"
11 . "What is he?"
12 . "Is he a drug baby?"
13 . "Aren't you worried about his family getting him back?"
14 . "I hope you have a closed adoption!"
15 . "My second cousin’s best friend’s aunt adopted a baby and it went all wrong because…"
16 . "Aren’t you worried about her family history/genetics?"
17 . "I hope she grows up thankful for being adopted!"
18 . "Why don’t people like his parents just get 'fixed?'"
19 . "Why didn’t you adopt locally/from another country? Those kids need homes more!"
20 . "Does he know yet? Are you going to tell him he’s adopted?"
21 . Do Say This: "I’ve been considering adoption. Would you mind talking to me about it sometime?"
22 . Do Say This: "I would love to hear your adoption story, when you’re ready. "
23 . Do Say This: "Your family is beautiful!"
24 . Do Say This: "You’re doing such a good job!"
25 . Do Say This: "I would love to help. What can I do?"
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