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“She’s So Lucky”
A recent post posing the question, "how do you respond when people praise you for adopting?" has resonated deeply with me. When we first brought our newborn daughter home from Indiana, a "She's so lucky" comment from anyone would elicit an emphatic, even aggressive, "No, we're the lucky ones" in response. Why did it agitate me so? I believe it's because most people assume that a child who was adopted was unwanted and unloved by the birth family, and that, by bringing this child into my life, I have done something extraordinary.
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