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Things You Should And Shouldn't Say To An Adoptive Family

3. "I could never do that."
What people mean is that they themselves aren’t interested in adopting, which is perfectly okay. Adoption is complicated and messy and not for everyone (sounds like all parenting!), but adoptive parents are not saints or heroes. We’re just parents. It's ok to say that it isn't for you, but you don't need to suggest that adoption is some Herculean task.