“Adoptive” Children

November 27, 2006 psipsina

I just saw a reference in print to Tom Cruise’s “adoptive” children.

As an adoptee myself, I hate the use of that word, with its implication that adopted kids are somehow not the REAL kids of their parents. In Cruise’s case, it smacks of racism, too – what could be the motivation for this useless comment other than the need to explain why Cruise’s son has a different skin color than his dad?

Hello? It’s not 1950! And thank God, too.

(Oh, and as an English nerd , I must note the poor usage: children are adopted, parents are adoptive.)

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