Meeting an adoptive parent? Here’s what you should NOT be saying to them
Starting a family is always special, no matter how you have the baby, isn’t it? Yet, if a couple decides to bring home a baby who are not biologically/ genetically theirs, they are likely to encounter mixed reactions.
Have you adopted a baby or know a couple who has? , keep your calm if you hear any of the following and if you are about to visit an adoptive parent for the first time, rethink your first conversation.
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1.The Modest visitor –
Oh wow! What a noble deed. I am so proud of you!”
Our response – Will we be extra proud if a couple gave birth to their own baby or simply congratulate them?
2.The Curious Visitor –
“Oh… (Followed by a long pause, trying to be neutral). A bit apologetically, yet reluctantly, “You don’t want to try any more on your own, is it?
Our response – Do we ever ask a couple about their next baby right at the birth or arrival of their first one?
3.The Inquisitive Visitor –
“Nice, but do you know his/her biological parents? Do they tell you ab