In your Country of Adoption:
Adopted Country’s Passer-by: “Where are you from?”
Immigrant’s Answer: *sigh – “Country of Origin”.
In your Country of Origin:
Country of Origin’s Passer-by: “Where are you from?”
Immigrant’s Answer: *WTF?! – “Country of Adoption”.
I can only imagine the plight of poor surrogate babies “from” wherever down the line:
Everyone : “Where are you from?”
Surrogate person: “Well, I didn’t come from my mummy’s tummy … and I don’t really look like her … but then, I’m not really sure whose tummy I came from … or if I even look like her. Hang on, where was I again?”
And I think I’m confused.