As an adoptive mom I get a lot of stupid questions. As an adoptee, my daughter gets even stupider ones. Lucky for us, we don’t take offense easily. We’re pretty numb to the questions at this point (she is a teenager) and I have always asserted that when people are curious, sometimes their mouths work faster than their brains. You have to take the questions with a grain of salt, and look to people’s intentions before you get yourself in a huff. Every stupid question is an opportunity to raise awareness and educate someone.
I’m thrilled to watch and share ABC Family’s newest show The Fosters as it’s just the sort of show that promotes and educates people, saving people like us from awkward questions like the ones below.
So here in no particular order are some of the most common stupid questions we get and how we field them, as well as the snappy answers we sometimes would like to give!
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