I read repeatedly how parents value the voice of the adult adoptee. I have read this mantra many times. Being the cynic I am, I take it with a grain of salt. Today, I challenged myself to take a tour around blog land and see for myself. I designed a very unscientific survey and started with the intent to prove myself wrong.
For the sake of clarity, I am choosing to use AP to identify [adoptive] parents
I started on a AP blog I know has adoptee blogs in her blog roll. I then surveyed the first four AP blogs in her blog roll, that also had blog rolls.
I then went to a selection of best adoption blogs and surveyed the top 5 AP blogs, that also had blog rolls.
Here are my results, remember I started with an AP blog I knew had adoptee blogs in her blog roll to add a bias to the overall results:
6 out of 10 AP blogs had zero adoptee blogs
3 out of the 4 AP blogs that had adoptee blogs had 3 or less
1 out of the 4 AP blogs had 20+ adoptee blogs
7 AP blogs had between 15 and 50+ AP blogs and only 1 had adoptee blogs.
So do you still believe you value the adoptee voice, and that we share a dominant or equal voice?
Do your own survey, design it anyway you like, what do your results tell you?