A Striking Resemblance!

Sharing a family resemblance can keep away some awkward questions. It's up to you how much to reveal, and to whom.

A family resemblance can make public situations a little easier
New parents are often asked "Who does your baby look like?" or "Where was she born?" But such questions evoke complex emotions in new adoptive mothers. Some may proudly reveal that their baby was adopted; others are reluctant to do so. In same-race adoptions, when adopted babies closely resemble their parents, mom and dad can decide how much to share. As new mom Diane Wilburn says, "When Marisa and I are out meeting new people, it's not obvious that she ...

Families who “match” don’t have to answer many nosy questions. Instead, they must decide whom, when, and what to tell.


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