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    The 12 Questions Adopted People Are Sick Of Answering

    If you were adopted, as I was, you've heard these questions way too many times.

    1. Are you really adopted?

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    Uh, yes. I'm not sure why I'd be lying about that.

    2. Do you know your real parents?

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    My real parents are the parents that raised me. If you mean my biological parents, then no.

    3. Why can't I call them your "real parents"?

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    Because that's completely disrespectful to the parents I have. How would you feel if someone said your parents weren't "real"?

    4. Do you want to meet your biological parents?

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    I don't. Others might.

    5. Why don't you want to meet your biological parents?

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    I have my reasons. They're kind of personal, but by all means, keep prying.

    6. Why did they give you up?

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    Are you kidding me? That's definitely not any of your business.

    7. But can you ever really accept your parents as your real parents?

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    Haven't we already been over this? Yes. They raised me. They're my parents.

    8. Don't you think maybe your biological parents were famous?

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    Sure, why not. I'm sure at some point you believed you were the lost princess Anastasia. We all have weird imaginations.

    9. Why do you look like your adoptive parents?

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    I DON'T KNOW.

    10. What if you have siblings you don't know about?

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    Then I have siblings I don't know about! You could too — maybe your parents cheated!

    11. If I were you, I'd feel completely different about all this.

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    Would you? I'm glad you have so much insight into what it's like being me.

    12. Do you ever get tired answering questions about your adoption?

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    Only when they're this dumb.

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