What are you sorry for?

It never ceases to surprise me when I’m talking to someone and I mention I’m adopted and their reaction is, “oh I’m sorry.” Uh what? What are you sorry for? Nothing was offensive? Well actually, now you’ve just made this incredibly uncomfortable and your assumption that being adopted is something you should apologize to me for, has actually backfired on you and now I am slightly offended. It truly is almost laughable to me when this is the response I receive. It quite honestly used to make me mad, but at this point I’ve sort of just learned to shrug it off and chalk it up to that people simply do not know how to respond appropriately to that topic. It is somewhat surprising to me however, that in this day in age people still have such a response. I don’t want people to tell me they’re sorry; I want to share with them my life and in turn hear theirs. Being adopted is probably the best thing that could have ever happened to me. Sure it has caused some bumps in the road for me and I’m sure it will cause more as I continue in life, but that doesn’t mean I wish it had never happened. I have no clue where my life would be had I not been taken into this amazing family. So please, don’t apologize. There is nothing for anyone to be sorry for. I love my life. 

xo,Lauren

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