Ignorance is not always bliss.

One way to really piss me off is to talk about my family.  My family means everything to me–more than my friends, more than my job, more than anything I own–because I know that they will always be there while other things will fade away.  And when adoption gets brought into any conversation I respect people’s opinions.  My brother was adopted and I want to adopt some day.  But when ignorant people can say to me with a straight face “I wouldn’t adopt because then the kid isn’t really yours.  Like your brother, he’s not your real brother….” then we have a problem.

My brother is MY BROTHER.  He was an addition to my family eight years ago and I would feel exactly the same about him if he were biologically related to me.  I love him no less than my sisters or my parents who, by the way, are biologically related to me.  When I talk about him I don’t talk about “my adopted brother.”  When I think about him I don’t think about “that kid my parents took in.”  He is as close to me as if we were blood-related, and the way I see it we pretty much are.

So don’t you dare tell me who is considered my family.



Filed under bitches, fambam

3 responses to “Ignorance is not always bliss.

  1. damnyoulittlerock

    We are also an adoptive family, so I totally get where you’re coming from.
    I know your mom is proud of you for many reasons. This post is just one of them.

  2. Laura

    that’s my girl!

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