Our daughters look like both of us


My husband and I have two beautiful daughters. Both of our girls have white skin, light brown hair, and brown eyes. When looking at them, others would assume they are white. My husband is Filipino/Italian and has dark skin, black hair, and brown eyes. I am white with blond hair and blue eyes. Our daughters look like both of us but took more of my traits. When we go to places, people often assume that he is not their father. There have been many times that people have asked if he adopted the girls, or bluntly asked if he is their “real dad.” It’s rude and disrespectful to our family. First, it is nobody’s business if a child has been adopted or not. Second, a “real dad” is any dad that is raising the children. Third, families come in all different colors, sizes, and parents.


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