November is Adoption Awareness Month. I’m an adoptive mother and my adopted daughters are well aware of adoption. In fact, sometimes they’re too aware.
When my daughter spotted a pregnant goldfish swimming in a pond, she jumped up and down excitedly. “Mummy, she’s adopting a baby!’
“She’s pregnant, darling,” I said. “She’s not adopting. She’ll give birth to her baby.”
“Oh.” She looked up at me. “Did it hurt when the doctor cut your tummy?”
Okay, maybe she’s not as ‘adoption aware’ as I give her credit for.