Feb 23

11 Responses to “#680 The “I Know Someone Who Adopted and then got Pregnant” Comment”

  1. sassy says:

    Oh wow…all of the horrible conversations I’ve ever had rolled into one! I think I peed a little from laughing!

  2. Dee says:

    These videos are so great!! Sadly though, this exact conversation has been had more than once.

  3. Tara says:

    That was damn funny and I will be forwarding this to all my adoptive parent friends. I especially loved the part where she says “you probably just tried too hard.”. Yeah, that’s it. My dad actually told me when he found out we were adopting, “I didn’t know you were struggling to conceive. You should have told me and I would have prayed for you and then you would have gotten pregnant.”. Yes, they have to find a way to put the blame on us somehow.

  4. says:

    I love these videos! It is really sad though that there are people that are actually like this. You have to love how whenever adoption is brought up someone says something about getting pregnant right after – like it is the obvious thing to happen. Never mind that it happens about 5% (or less) of the time….

  5. jdfan14 says:

    too funny! love the comments in the video- ‘well i would love being preg for you or here just take my egggs’, and ‘everything happens for a reason’, and ‘are u going to tell her she is pregnant, i think she will figure this one out’…oh my too funny!! my parents adopted me and my brother and my dad’s family adopted thim and his siblings to kudos to those who do adoption!

  6. Gail K says:

    I love that the mom said that her daughter is from the “nunnayourbusiness tribe and she speaks mumbledrool”! Awesome!!

  7. thank you thank you thank you for that awesome laugh. Just found your blog. Hallelujah! Need to laugh about this ridiculous journey or I’ll just drown in my tears eventually. SO happy to have found this blog.


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  9. Catharine says:

    I hate, HATE, when people put the blame on us. “If you don’t stress as much, it’ll happen.” “You have to pray more,” “You have to just accept it might not happen for you” “Maybe it’s karma for something you’ve done in the past”. As if we don’t blame ourselves, as if we don’t second guess our karma, as if we don’t overanalyze everything already. I’ve been regularly thanking God for infertility because now I know what a gift children are (this actually DOES make me feel better), I ask to be charged for the two grapes I ate because i don’t want bad karma for “stealing”, I make a VERY OBVIOUS show of doing yoga and meditiation so people will quit telling me to “relax”

    Rant over…I’m not a bitter person, I swear…

  10. 7 years and counting says:

    I had a friend a few weeks ago ask if we had ever tried to find out when I ovulate and then have sex at that time.
    BRILLIANT IDEA! did she really think we hadn’t thought of that at some point in the last 7 years????
    The truely unbelievable part is this question came from someone who knows about our 7 cycles of clomid, 3 IUI’s and 2 IVF’s

  11. Anonymous says:

    That was so funny I choked!

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