Adoption is truly a beautiful gift that affects so many involved. Being able to bring a child into a loving, happy and safe home is a gift of love to the excited parents. The security of a stable home, caring and supportive parents and lifelong connections is a wonderful and generous gift to the child. And of course, there's the biological parents who get the gift of knowing that their child is being well cared for and loved.
For people who were adopted, it is a personal decision if they choose to be open and upfront about their adoption stories with people they meet. Of course, no one has to disclose this! Frankly, it's no one's business though it's nothing to be ashamed of, of course. But maybe we can guess if you were adopted or not without you saying anything to us at all. Just answer these 25 questions and by the end, we'll have tried our absolute best to guess if you are a biological member of your family or otherwise. If you fall into the otherwise category, you still know that you're 100% a part of your family. They say that blood is thicker than water and while that may be true, there is one thing that is thicker than blood and that's love.
1What would you rather do when waiting in a long line?
Ah, the DMV. Or theme park rides. Grocery store check-outs on Sunday. Whatever the case, you’re bound to wait in a line at some point. What to do… well, there’s the go-to; your phone. Of course, you can browse social media, play Angry Birds and check emails. But even that gets boring after a while. You can twiddle your thumbs, inspect your hands for hangnails or you can always partake in one of humankind’s favorite pastime: people watching.
2Pick a Disney movie to re-watch.
The beauty of Disney movies is that it doesn’t matter if you are an actual kid or an 86-year-old kid at heart. They are always in style and always acceptable to watch no matter what the occasion. Not only do they transport you to a carefree time of childlike wonder but you get the added bonus of an uplifting, happy feeling for a good time afterward. Don’t be surprised if you get a hankering for a kid-friendly snack like apple slices and peanut butter while you watch that movie.
3Choose a favorite holiday.
Holidays are usually synonymous with family, except for Halloween if you’re an adult. And New Year’s Eve. Also Valentine’s Day and for that matter, Saint Patrick’s Day. Okay, so maybe there are a few holidays out there that do not require a mandatory visit with members of your immediate family.
4What's for dinner tonight?
Dinner is a funny thing when you think about it. It’s the final meal of the day. Nothing between dinner and your next meal but a good six plus hours of slumber time. Some people make a big “to do” of dinner, a whole sit down affair at an actual dining table while others just grab whatever’s easiest before settling down in front of the TV or computer. Which type are you?