If there is an unofficial contest for dumbest/worst adoption question, it's been won. Drumroll please.
And the winner is... The ER nurse when Geri had her seizure!! For her remarkable question, and I quote, "How long were you planning on adopting for?"
Oh, I know what she really meant, but asked that way I had to say, "Uhhh... forever?" Nick, who's also a bit of a smartass, threw in "At least until she turns 18!" She looked embarrassed so I said "Were you wondering how long the process was? It was about 14 months, start to homecoming." I wasn't trying to be mean, but it was so funny the way she asked that we had to run with it.
Folks, watch you choice of words. Phrasing is everything!
Other adoptive parents - what's the silliest question you've been asked?