I bet you didn't know Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt adopted a daughter named Zahara. Apparently, the media seems to think no one knows and before they publish or even say Zahara's name (or any of their other kids names that are not the twins or Shiloh) they always preface it with ADOPTED. How that annoys me big time! Yesterday, Black Celebrity Kids showed Brad with Zahara and wrote his adopted daughter, I lost it (nicely of course):
Why do you find it necessary to state adopted daughter? Do you feel they love Zahara any less or treat her any differently? Do you think they introduce her as their adopted daughter? Absolutely not! Stop prefacing their children as “adopted.” It is insulting to the parents and especially to the children!
The response I got back from the site was:
Tami: http://blackcelebkids.com/2008/07/03/zahara-visits-mom-angelina-jolie-pitt-in-hospital/ This is just one of the many posts which doesn’t use the term “adopted”…Do not be so offended Thanks for the comment all the same.
I'm going to monitor this particular site for their adoption "etiquette." Of course someone who has not walked the many miles in our shoes can say do not be offended, but it is offensive. This is only one site, but I really hope they do correct the language they use from now on.