Adoption is a topic that needs to be addressed with great compassion and sensitivity.
In this article, Nkem Ndem explains why you should never say the following to someone who was adopted:
- Are you adopted?
- Oh, you are so lucky to be adopted!
- I sometimes wish I were adopted.
- So, where are your REAL parents?
- Wow, you actually look like your adoptive parents.
- You wouldn’t understand because you’re different.