Thank you for your comments to my post from earlier today...I worried after I published it that I was being a little too harsh (and maybe I was!). From some of the responses people left, however, I gather I'm not far off the mark in the kinds of comments that people hear.
Karen, you reminded me of a few other questions that we've been asked regularly, so let's add a few more to the list:
11. Is Matthew your natural child or Is Matthew your own child?
Suggested answer #1: Yes.
Suggested answer #2 (designed to educate about terminology): Matthew is our biological child, yes.
Suggested answer #3: Why, does he look unnatural?
12. I'm so glad you had your own first before adopting. (a surprisingly frequent comment)
Suggestion response #1: Well, I'm glad our situation could make you happy.
Suggested response #2: Why is that? (people get really stuck on how to answer this one)
Suggested response #3: Ahhhh...
13. Did you have fertility problems?
Suggested answer #1: Yes. Did you have any further questions about that?
Suggested answer #2: Yes. And while we're talking about highly personal things, how's your sex life these days?
Suggested answer #3: Why do you ask?
Any more I should anticipate? Help me out here, with other questions or with alternate answers.