Along with the comments that you all left on this post, I also received an email from Sandy, a fellow adoptee (and kindred spirit). She came up with a few more phrases that I'd forgotten:
"Gotcha Day - How does your family celebrate?"...Yup Sandy, I hate that one too. The whole "gotcha" thing always makes me think of a B-grade horror flick where the bad guy jumps out of the bushes and grabs the poor, unsuspecting cheerleader.
Forever Home - "We want to give a child a forever home." ...Yeah, one that can erase all sense of self in a single bound as soon as you walk through the door.
AP's being upset about Humane Societies using "Adopt a Pet" themes - "takes away from 'their adoptions' and is 'confusing to the child'" ...I'm STILL confused by adoption and I'm a frigging adult.
"Medical history may be nice to have but you can be proactive in how you live your life" ...Never heard this one myself, and for that I'm very thankful...::vomit::
Thanks Sandy...appreciate you stopping by!