Since we started our adoption process, Greg and I have been asked some real crazy questions. It's amazing what some people will either say or ask you. I truly believe some people do not have a filter from their brain to their mouth. The questions below are proof of that.
Here are a couple of statements or questions NOT to ask adopting parents:
Why isn't he/she home yet?
My answer to this is simply, you will know when Gabriel is home when we tell you. This is a long journey and we are keeping our list of updated people very short. This is another reason why I thought this blog would be a great way to keep everyone updated without having to repeat ourselves so many times during this journey. It can be quite tiresome.
Why is it taking so long?
See question #1.
Why don't you want a white baby?
How much is this costing you?
I normally tell people that I have a mortgage on my house that is much higher than what this adoption is costing us and at the end of the day, that child is ours. the house isn't.
Why don't you want a blond haired/blue eyed child?
For those that know Greg and I, you know very well that I would not biologically be able to give birth to a blond haired/blue eyed child, so why would I go out of my way to adopt one?