"All Together Now"

An adoptive-moms support group can be a great place to share stories, trade advice, and learn witty comebacks to ill-informed adoption comments.

Adoptees whose parents attend an adoptive-moms support group
I wanted to hiss, "It's none of your business!" to the stranger who probed, "Your daughter doesn't look like you. She must look like your husband. Does she? Does she?" My daughter, Meghann, now almost 16, was barely a toddler, and I had had little practice at responding to the ill-advised comments that all adoptive families face. Gritting my teeth, I saved my frustration to vent on the following Friday — the next time I'd meet with my adoptive-moms support ...

For 15 years and counting, my adoptive-moms group has provided a vital source of support for me — and my daughter.

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