I Don’t Have To Say Much
As our children played together, the following polite conversation unfolded with someone I’ve met three times in my life:
Random person: He’s adopted, right?
Random person: You got him from Mexico?
Me: Nope, we adopted through the USA.
Random person: Oh…are you guys going to adopt again?
Me: Nope, after all we’ve been through, we are so thankful for Little MPB that we are one and done.
I’ve learned a lot in my short time in the adoption world.
- I’ve learned that sometimes I don’t feel like sharing, and that’s okay, even if (or maybes especially when) the person asking seems disappointed when I don’t offer much room for prying questions.
- I’ve learned that even if I do feel like sharing, not everyone gets to hear the details. Explaining the struggle of recurrent pregnancy loss and international adoption process is just not a two minute conversation
- But mostly, I’ve learned that the details are Little MPB’s story to share when he is ready to share. We’ve never kept the fact that he’s adopted hidden/secrete, but especially when it comes to people we don’t know very well, I don’t have to say much.
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