Stop Telling Me I’m ‘So Lucky’

As a 19-something-year-old adoptee living in a Western society, I’ve often been thrown the phrase, “you’re so lucky!” after telling someone I’m adopted. I’m sure there are a few other adoptees who will relate to this post. (Disclaimer: this is not a post about my ungratefulness, just one that makes a few points).

(Me, circa 2000)

Firstly, yes, I was one of the lucky ones. Why? Because I have a loving and supportive family who accept me and love me unconditionally. I got to grow up in a first world country.

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