Woman One: “You’re a saint, Sherry. Adopting that little girl no one else wanted. I am just so proud of you!”
Woman Two: “We’d wanted an infant, but adoption’s so hard these days, especially when you’re older, so we took a three year old.”
The sound of popcorn munching.
Woman Two: “Just think what kind of a life she’d be facing if it weren’t for you! You’re a saint, Sherry!”
“Excuse me,” I say, turning towards them, “I hate to interrupt, but I was adopted.”
They’re smiling at me. There’s nothing like an English accent at times like these.
“Yes. And isn’t it true that you are adopting a child because you couldn’t have children of your own and wanted to be a parent?”
“Yes,” says Woman Two.
“Then you’re not adopting because you’re a saint, are you?”
“I suppose not.”
“I don’t mean to be rude, honestly I don’t, but I just think people should be honest about what they’re doing, that’s all. Raisinet anyone?”
Alison talks about adoption in her new show Alison Larkin Live! BOOK ALISON for you next event.