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

9. "Why didn’t his mom want him?"

This is another question with layers of problems. It is common for people without experience in adoption to call biological parents Mom and Dad, but I can’t stress enough how much this hurts (especially new) adoptive parents. Aside from adoptive parents, biological parents are greatly disrespected in this question. No situation is as simple as not wanting a child. Bio parents suffer enormously in relinquishing a child, no matter the situation.