Say What?! 5 Bad Questions for Gay Parents

BY Michelle Garcia

August 19 2011 6:00 AM ET

Q: How much did you pay for them? 

Dan Bloom: That question is never asked of heterosexual parents, but for some reason people ask it freely when they discover a gay couple had children with the assistance of a surrogate. My answer is typically, “I don’t know — I’ve never even thought about it that way.” If asked in front of the kids, it makes them feel like a commodity, as if they were purchased on the open market. 

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