Adoption is not common in Turkey. And when we lived there, I was constantly inundated with comments when people found out Isaac was adopted. They always came out like, "You are an angel." or "What a wonderful woman you are." "You and your husband are amazing."
And I kept telling them that they had it wrong. We weren't the ones who had given a blessing.
We were the ones were given a blessing.
This article I read online parallels this thinking.