Photo by Martha Rial -- Meg McKivigan brushes her daughter Naomi's hair while Ezra and Eli, 4, play with toy airplanes at their Bellevue home. All three children were adopted. Ezra and Naomi are 2-year-old twins

“That’s not your brother,” the boy says, looking at Ezra and his brown skin.

More than a year has lapsed since, but McKivigan, of Bellevue, often encounters people who don’t understand her family. McKivigan and her husband, Josh, are a white couple and parents to three adopted kids: Eli, 4, who’s white, and 2-year-old twins Ezra and Naomi, who are black.

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