People assume my daughter is adopted.


I am white and my husband is Indian. My daughter has my husband’s complexion. When we are together as a family people assume that she’s mixed but when I’m out with my daughter alone (which is most of the time) everyone assumes that she’s adopted. People ask me where she’s from or where I got her. She’s still too young to understand these questions but I wonder how she will feel about them when she’s older. I hope she won’t feel less related to me just because other people make that assumption. And I hope someday people will become accustomed to mixed-race families and stop making the assumption in the first place.


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