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    What Not to Say: Adoption

    The power of words to hurt and offend seems limitless, as Sandra Glahn and I have learned both in life and in the comments from our blogs about “what not to say.” [See Infertility: People Say the Dumbest Things and What Not to Say When Someone is Grieving.] I came across a new list of What Not to Say About Adoption from a single dad blogger. With some editing, here is his contribution: Single Dad Laughing’s Guide to Adoption Etiquette. 1. Never, ever, ever, ask how much a child costs. This includes the phrase, “How much did you pay for him?” First of all, it’s none of your business. Second…