|Courtesy of Bangert & Dahlquist|
Adoption assumptions and adoption myths can kill respectful conversation, and often, they're just plain hurtful.
Don't assume. Ask sincerely. Have respect.
That's pretty good advice for discussing just about anything, but it's especially true for a topic as emotionally loaded as adoption.
Have you ever felt misunderstood or hurt by someone's assumptions about your adoption? Would love to hear from adopted adults, first moms, and adoptive parents on this one.