"Getting Rid of 'Gotcha Day'"

"Gotcha Day" is casual adoptive parent shorthand for the day my child came home. In this personal essay, one mother explains why this term is offensive, and better ways to celebrate this momentous occasion.

From the January/February 2006 issue.
In this personal essay, one mother explains why "Gotcha Day" can be offensive for adoptees.

What do you call the day your adoptive child came home? In this personal essay, one mother explains why “Gotcha Day” can be offensive for some adoptees.


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