So many of us (too many of us) have had this comment thrown in our face without any consideration of our feelings. How did it make you feel and how did you respond? Did you tell the truth or laugh it off, because sometimes that is the easiest response? Did you try to adopt and face unexpected hurdles, criticism and heartbreaking endings? Was adoption a conversation that split your relationship?
It’s time to tell the truth about why this comment hurts so much.
Most of my posts on this subject (including reviews of relevant books I've read and movies/TV shows we've seen) have been tagged "adoption." In particular, I would point you to this post from 2015, in which I expound (at some length) on "The A word: Why we didn't adopt."
Check out today's content on the WCW site, including community members' contributions and a live webinar at 7 p.m. UK time/2 p.m. Eastern Time in North America titled "Oops! I Completely Forgot About the Adoption Option, Thanks for Reminding Me" (lol), hosted by Stephanie Phillips, founder of World Childless Week, and featuring a stellar panel -- including Jess of Finding a Different Path (and formerly My Path to Mommyhood)! This webinar will be recorded and uploaded to the Day Five page for anyone who cannot make the live event.
(Unfortunately, that would include ME, lol -- we will be heading up north for a weekend at dh's cousin's cottage at that time. But I will look forward to watching when we get back home!)