Things you should not say to an Adoptee for $500, Alex

Experience Courage ©

These are just a few of the things that have been said to me over the years: 

What is, “You look like your adopted mom / dad?”

What is, “I bet you are glad your mother wasn’t pregnant after Roe vs Wade!” (seriously, this was said to me….)

What is, “I know an adoptee and they would never search for the people who gave them away…it would hurt their parents”

What is, “You seem so angry.”

What is, “Did your birth mother just not want you?”

What is, “You are so blessed to have found a good home.”

I once saw this Bingo Card.  I wish I could give credit to the creator as it is ingenious.


I could continue with this list, but I think if you have read this far, you get the idea. We adoptees hear a lot of weird comments and questions. Most of which, are…

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