From Steven Petrow’s Civil Behavior column in the New York Times comes this question:
Dear Civil Behavior: My husband and I became foster dads to our son when he was 4 months old and adopted him when he was 2 years old. He will soon be 10. As an adoptive parent, it strikes me as odd that complete strangers will ask, “Where is your son from?” We’ve been asked if he knows his birth parents, whether he has any siblings, how he feels about having two fathers, and whether it’s difficult for a biracial child to have two Caucasian fathers. I am proud of being an adoptive parent and love my son more than words can ever express. I often tell our story to friends and even business associates, because I feel that being parents is the most amazing gift that my partner and I ever received. But to people we hardly know or don’t know? I’d prefer to say, “It’s none of your business,” but I’ll bet there’s a better way?— Name Withheld, MA
Give us your answer then hit the link for Petrow’s response.