Circumcision Not Recommended
This reason gets a lot of attention despite the obvious problem that dads and sons don’t spend a lot of time comparing penises (or at least we hope not!). And, even if your son does make a comparison, the only differences he’s likely to see are size and pubic hair. Boys grow into men by mimicking their father’s personality and attitudes, not by being look alikes, otherwise adoption wouldn’t work.1 If he does ask why he has a foreskin, a simple explanation is easy: “When I was born, doctors thought it was cleaner if boys were circumcised, but now we know better. We knew you would be smart enough to wash all of your body parts.”
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- Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, by Sherrie Eldridge ↩