Once a month we go out to dinner with a bunch of families who have adopted from a variety of Asian countries although most are from China. In addition, once a month on a Saturday, we attend a play date at a local park.
It's always nice to see Erin with a group of children where she doesn't stand out. Of course, it's also nice that I don't have to explain to anyone that, yes, my daughter looks Oriental & then have to explain that it's because she's from China. Thankfully, I don't get too many foolish questions once they hear Erin is Chinese.
These are people who have fast become a support group for me in many ways. I don't have to explain to anyone why I don't have bio children. They understand why I'm so nuts about Erin's sleep issues. They know why I've chosen a particular pediatrician - even if there are closer ones to my home. These same people understand that I cry at the drop of a pin looking at my daughter & their children too just because the day ends in "Y."
Maybe that's why I love my FCC time too.