Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Questions I've Been Asked About Being Adopted...Stupid is as stupid does

  1. How does it feel to know that you are adopted? Who are you, Dr. Phil?
  2. Are you happy that you are adopted? Yes, I'm thrilled that my adopted parents were unable to have more children and that my birth mother had to give me away.
  3. Does being adopted make you different from other people? Yes, I have self esteem issues, I feel like I have to make everyone in the world happy, I'm extremely dependent, I'm insecure, I have to make up the answers to the genetic questions in science class, I'm not allowed to have my original birth certificate, and when I go to the doctor I have to leave the entire medical history page blank.
  4. Do other kids make fun of you when they find out that you are adopted? Not if they know what's good for them.
  5. Where is your real mother? She's in the kitchen baking me cookies. How do I know? Because my adopted mom is my real mom.
  6. Were you adopted because your mom and dad abused you? How the hell am I supposed to know? Politicians won't let me see my records.
  7. What were your real mother and father like? See #6.
  8. Have you ever seen your real mother and father? See #6.
  9. Where are they from? see #6.
  10. Are you ever going to search for them? Yes, are you going to help? (I found them in March 2008).
  11. What do you think they are like? Hopefully alive.
  12. Why did they give you up for adoption? Would you want to raise a baby if you weren't even old enough to drive?
  13. Were your mom and dad married? Not unless it was legal for a 14 year old to marry a 16 year old.
  14. Do you have any brothers or sisters? Yes, I have 2 sisters that I annoyed on a daily basis.
  15. Were they also adopted, and where are they at now? No they weren't adopted and why the hell do you want to know where they are now?
  16. Did your mom keep any of your brothers or sisters? Yes, she kept them all. It was just me she didn't want. see #6.
  17. Do you all have the same birthparents? Ummm, no.
  18. Do you ever wonder what you will look like when you grow up? I think I'll have brown hair and hazel eyes...what do you think?
  19. Were your mom or dad on drugs or alcohol? see #6.
  20. Did your mom and dad live on the streets? see #6.
  21. Was your mom a prostitute? see #6 and I'm moving you to the stupid people list.
  22. How much did your adopted parents have to pay for you? They're still paying...36 years later.
  23. Do you think that they ever regret adopting you? Only when I got in trouble and when I decided to go to an expensive private college.
  24. Do you regret being adopted? Yes, I hate that I grew up in an upper middle class family with parents who had advanced college degrees, took us on great family vacations, bought me a brand new car when I turned 16, and showered me with more love than I could ever ask for. Oh, and I regret that they love my kids unconditionally just like they do my sister's kids.
  25. Do your sisters in your adopted family treat you different because you were adopted and they were not? No, they would have been irritated by me even if I was biologically related to them. I was a pain in the ass little sister.
  26. Do your adopted parents baby you because you were adopted? No, they babied me because I was the baby.
  27. When did they tell you that you were adopted? I don't know and neither do they. They were smart adopted parents and told me as soon as I could understand...not stupid adopted parents who wait until their kid is 16, 18, or finds out from a doctor who tells them there's no way they could be biologically related....oops!
  28. Do your new relatives treat you different from the other kids in the family? No, they loved me just as much as my sisters. Although my cousins never rode my sisters through all around their neighborhood then told them to find their way back to the house.
  29. Do you know other kids that are adopted? Yes, and they're just as screwed up as I am.
  30. Do you prefer to keep your adoption a secret? Hi, my name is Kaytii and I'm adopted. If I kept it a secret than how would you know to ask such a stupid question?
Forgot to give AdoptionAttorneyHome.com credit for the questions. Sorry AAH!

And my all time favorite reaction after telling someone that I was adopted: "You seem to be pretty normal for being adopted."

Now I'm seeing Addie's point about us being aliens


10 comments:

  1. I love your new MakeOver~!! Great post...! <3

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  2. So...what are you trying to say? =)~

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  3. Don't ask me no stupid questions chica! LOL Or your gonna get a smart @ss answer :)~

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  4. Thanks, Kristi. It took me a while to find one I liked. hehe

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  5. I remember when my older brother told me that he was better because he wasn't adopted. I had the wherewithal to say "At least I know they wanted me!" He's scarred for life.

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  6. P.S. I hope you've seen the posts I've put up about adoption records on my Examiner page:

    http://www.examiner.com/x-13701-Open-Adoption-Examiner~y2009m7d7-Openness-in-adoption-records

    and

    http://www.examiner.com/x-13701-Open-Adoption-Examiner~y2009m7d23-Twenty-years-of-open-adoption-NCFA-and-adoptee-rights

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  7. I am adopted and got questions like this. Bravo - a sense of humor is what is needed to heal this.

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  8. It's either laugh or cry. I choose to laugh, let the idiots cry. :)~

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