“One day while I was hanging out with one of my friends the topic of our parents came up. My friend always knew that I was adopted through open adoption but we had never discussed it. I guess on this particular day he was feeling rather brave and launched into a slew of questions, like do I see my birth mom, and, how often. You could tell that he was relieved that I felt so comfortable talking with him about it. Then he asked me, between my adoptive parents and my birthparents which did I feel were my “REAL” parents. I was sort of surprised by what seemed should be the obvious answer.
I told him, hey, they’re both my “REAL” parents.”
– Young Man, adopted through Open Adoption