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Get Real

'I thought these are your real parents, no?' 

'So you are not real brother and sister then?' 

I guess most adopters have experienced questions such as these being asked of us or our children at some point. It's frustrating to say the least and at worse it can feel insulting and indeed be quite painful, even so I am surprised at some adopters reaction to it. 

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Ask the Kids #13

Our only daughter, (8 y.o.) took this questionnaire very seriously and replied in full and long sentences on my recorder, so I've cut her replies down just for informative purposes. I asked her about myself and her daddy (who wasn't present) and it's obvious from her replies who is disciplining and teaching more; and who is more mucking about. ☺ Also I think because he was not around, her answers about him were more cheeky.

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Ask the Kids #12

As part of National Adoption Week we asked for contributions in the form of a list of questions and answers supplied by our children on the subject of us - their parents.

Having received quite a few sets of these answers, some parents have chosen to omit certain questions in order to keep the responses within safe boundaries; and others have run with every single one of them and each and every contribution has been so gratefully received.

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Ask the Kids #11

As part of National Adoption Week we asked for contributions in the form of a list of questions and answers supplied by our children on the subject of us - their parents.

Here are the answers of a 4 1/2 year old.

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Ask the Kids #10

As part of National Adoption Week we asked for contributions in the form of a list of questions and answers supplied by our children on the subject of us - their parents.

Here are the answers of a 7 year old.

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Ask the Kids #8

boy-1298788_1280As part of National Adoption Week we asked for contributions in the form of a list of questions and answers supplied by our children on the subject of us - their parents.Having received quite a few sets of these answers, some parents have chosen to omit certain questions in order to keep the responses within safe boundaries; and others have run with every single one of them and each and every contribution has been so gratefully received.If you'd like to contribute, please feel free to play around with the format and customise it to suit your own family and forward your answers to me.1. What is something I always say to you? I love you - correct 2. What colour are my eyes? Green - correct 3. What makes me happy? When I say I love you & when you see your friends - this one makes me sad as she always says I want to spend time with my friends not her!!! 4. What makes me sad? When I shout & when I miss Nana & Papa & when you don't see me - correct 5. What is my hair like? Bobbly- crazy - correct! 6. How do I make you laugh? Tickle me - correct 7. What do you think I was like as a child? Crazy - she was shocked when I said quiet and shy! 8. How old am I? 45 -correct 9. How tall am I? 4 meters or 10 meters long - ha ha! 10.What is my favourite thing to do? See me - correct 11. What do I do when you’re not around? Clean up & see my friends - clean up yes , I've seen friends twice since school stared but interesting! 12. What am I really good at? Looking after me - I wish!! 13. What is something I’m not good at? Juggling - I am actually not bad!!! 14. What do I do for a job? Help people to be good if they have been bad. Interesting I am a programme manager working regionally to develop addiction programmes for those in custody! 15. What is my favorite food? Thai soup - I do love it!!! 16. What do you enjoy doing with me? Playing cards

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Ask the Kids #7

boy-1298788_1280As part of National Adoption Week we asked for contributions in the form of a list of questions and answers supplied by our children on the subject of us - their parents.Having received quite a few sets of these answers, some parents have chosen to omit certain questions in order to keep the responses within safe boundaries; and others have run with every single one of them and each and every contribution has been so gratefully received.If you'd like to contribute, please feel free to play around with the format and customise it to suit your own family and forward your answers to me.Son number 1  1. What is something I always say to you? I love you 2. What colour are my eyes? Blue (correct) 3. What makes me happy? When we do nice things as a family. 4. What makes me sad? If me and my brother are fighting and when somebody dies like your sister. 5. What is my hair like? Greyish and very short. (True) 6. How do I make you laugh? By doing silly things 7. What do you think I was like as a child? Really well behaved and you always listened to your parents. 8. How old am I? 54 (correct) 9. How tall am I? Tall (1.75m) 10.What is my favourite thing to do? Say funny things because it makes us laugh 11. What do I do when you’re not around? Eat ice cream and watch TV with the dog and sometimes work (sadly all true). 12. What am I really good at? Designing properties 13. What is something I’m not good at? You always tell us that you are good at everything. ( I do and the brainwashing seems to be working) 14. What do I do for a job? Design properties (true) 15. What is my favorite food? Sushi (true) 16. What do you enjoy doing with me? Playing Chess .Son number 21. What is something I always say to you? I love you 2. What colour are my eyes? Blue (correct) 3. What makes me happy? Me being good 4. What makes me sad? Me Not being behaved 5. What is my hair like? You're bald ?!?! 6. How do I make you laugh? By telling me jokes 7. What do you think I was like as a child Naughty sigh 8. How old am I? 57 ( 54) 9. How tall am I? 1.6m (1.75) 10.What is my favourite thing to to do? Playing Jinga (random and incorrect) 11. What do I do when you’re not around? Just work 12. What am I really good at? You're really good at building 13. What is something I’m not good at? Piano (true) 14. What do I do for a job? Build (correct) 15. What is my favorite food? Sushi (correct) 16. What do you enjoy doing with me? Going to the cinema and swimming

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Ask the Kids #6

As part of National Adoption Week we asked for contributions in the form of a list of questions and answers supplied by our children on the subject of us - their parents.

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Ask the Kids #5

As part of National Adoption Week we asked for contributions in the form of a list of questions and answers supplied by our children on the subject of us - their parents.

Here are the answers of a 5 year old.

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Ask the Kids #4

As part of National Adoption Week we asked for contributions in the form of a list of questions and answers supplied by our children on the subject of us - their parents.

Here are the answers of a 4 year old.

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