Kelly - posted on 07/22/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
I am white, my husband is Mexican/white mix....we have adopted our 6 year old nephew and our 2 year old foster baby. Our oldest looks like he could be our bio son, but our youngest is mixed with pretty dark skin and eyes. I look at my boys and never see color, so it's kind of surprising to me when people stare or ask weird questions. I'm sure they have all kinds of things going through their heads...trying to figure our little family out. lol! I'd just really like something to say to those people that come right out and ask rude questions in front of my boys! I don't want my boys to ever feel different, and I don't want to tell people that my kids are adopted all of the time! They're OUR children and they know their life stories and we tell them how God gave them to us and how blessed we are as a family....It's just the older they get, I don't want them to feel "adopted" by the comments strangers make. How can we nicely answer a strangers question or what can we say to them so that our kids never feel "different"? We'll most likely be adopting another baby in a few months and I have no idea what race she'll be...... I just want to have a nice comeback for those ignorant questions that are asked at times in front of my children :) Thanks for any help!