"Where did you get those dimples?"

Adoptees share stories of how they and their families answered curious questions about family resemblance.

Adoptees weigh in on how they answered questions about family resemblance.
A Mother Asks Our Adult Adoptee Panel: My 5-year-old son has blond hair and a much fairer complexion than either my husband or I. We routinely hear questions or comments, such as "Where did he get that blond hair?" and "He sure doesn't look like you (or your husband)." (On the other hand, to our great surprise, someone will occasionally tell one of us that our son looks just like us!) Although these questions and comments are not new, our ...

Even among same-race families physical differences can prompt curious questions. How did you handle it?


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