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Answers to Obnoxious Adoption Questions

Along with the joy of adopting a child comes a stream of sometimes prying or hurtful questions. Be prepared with these brief and effective answers:

Is that your real child?
Yes. I'm a real parent raising a real child.

Are your kids from another country?
We're a family, so we live together.

Your kids look so different. Which one is yours?
They're siblings, and they're both my kids.

What a shame you can't have kids of your own.
I'm so grateful that life made this child mine.

How much did he cost?
It's always expensive to be a parent, isn't it?

He's so lucky to have been adopted.
We're the fortunate ones to be his parents.