Unfortunately, there are folks who refer to children by birth as “real,” therefore suggesting that children by adoption are “artificial.”
My folks were not of those types and neither was my sister. When the local pharmacist said to my pregnant sister, “I bet your folks are glad to be getting a “real grandchild,” my sister quickly and firmly replied, “we think of BJ as a real grandchild and mine will be the second. “ See why I love my sister? What a gem!
Folks will say stupid things like that… not thinking about the logic or meaning of their remarks. Its very hard to be patient with ignorance, but helping the world along, one person at a time, is progress! dr pers ©2007
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