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19 Things People Who Were Adopted Are Tired Of Hearing

"Do you want to find your 'real' parents?"

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1. "So, you're adopted?"

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Yeah, I am.

2. "For real?!"

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Yes, for fuck's sake.

3. "Why don't you look like your parents?"

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Because I'm adopted..? Yes, even after explaining that I was adopted I still get this question. *facepalm*

4. "Does it make you sad knowing you were adopted?"

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Not really.

5. "Do you miss your real parents?"

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My adoptive parents are my parents.

6. "Do you want to find your real parents?"

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7. "Do you speak [insert language here]?"

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No, that knowledge is not innate.

8. "You're normal for an adopted kid."

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How am I supposed to respond to that?

9. "Was it sad for you growing up?"

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If by sad, you mean growing up in a loving household and always having food on the table, then yes, it was very sad.

10. "So, your real parents didn't want you?"

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Next question.

11. "You don't look like someone who was adopted."

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I can't even right now...

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

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Awkward much?

13. "Why were you given up for adoption?"

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Why were you born?

14. In regards to your sibling: "Is this your friend, roommate, or significant other?"

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We're related...

15. "Do you get these questions a lot?"

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16. "You were adopted? Oh my god, I'm so sorry."

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Why are you apologizing? For your ignorance?

17. "How come you don't look [insert ethnicity]?"

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18. "Why don't you embrace your own culture?"

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Who says I don't?

19. "You are so lucky. You could've been aborted!"

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