I am a wife, mother, lesbian, and a Person of Color. I have always known that I wanted to find love, and be a mother. I knew I was a lesbian at a young age, and came out at 19. But I did not understand that my Lebanese-Iranian heritage made me a Person of Color (POC) until recent years.
Happy National Adoption Awareness Month! As I look back so fondly on our adoption experience, I want to share some lessons that have come out of our multicultural family, created through transracial adoption.
Don’t get me wrong, we don’t mind talking about our family. We love that, actually. But people ask really personal questions that wouldn’t otherwise be asked. Here are 8 things you should never say to adoptive families.