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Why I can’t celebrate adoption…

By TAO

This post has brewed in my mind for a long time, and yet, still comes out choppy.  It’s the best I can do.  I’d imagine some adoptees will agree, others won’t.  I’d guess some parents by adoption (and even by birth) may disagree.  I’ve only written one post here on a new adoption, someone I knew personally – and even then, I chose my words carefully.

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Posted by on March 29, 2015 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Yet again – the belief that adoption was a secret way back when…

By TAO

Seeing a post on adoption.com titled “The New Wave of Adoptees” with a tag line of “Growing up in the age of openness.”  I clicked the link.

Written by the Adoptive Mother…pertinent snippets below…

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Posted by on March 28, 2015 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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A Blog Post at Adoptive Families Circle…

By TAO

This adoptive parent has a far different take than my last post about a link did.

Why I Support Adoptee Rights

Thank you…

#SimplePieceOfPaper

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2015 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Dear Adoption.com

By TAO

Please, please stop having your writers write about things with which they are obviously unfamiliar, like adoptee rights. Yes, you are creating more problems with your problematic articles.

Articles like this: Open Adoption or Closed Adoption?

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Posted by on March 20, 2015 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Good article to read

By TAO

Beautiful post on #BuildFamiliesNotBoxes and the movie The Drop Box.  The way she writes is amazing.  She shows there are more options, work to be done, and the impact on the children by just accepting the status quo.  This quote from the article clearly sums it up: “adoption is far more complicated than a drop-off”.  Take the time to read it.

Build Families Not Baby Boxes by Melanie Springer Mock

Have a good week…

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2015 in Adoption, adoptive parents, Ethics

 

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The hospital experience – has the pendulum swung too far?

By TAO

I admit that I am old-fashioned and feel very strongly when I see what appears to be lines in the sand that are crossed in adoption.  The way this article was written turned me off so you may want to zip right on by.  To start off, this article linked is written to prospective adoptive parents, people who are supposed to have already been schooled on the intricacies of adoption, specifically the fact that until the papers are signed you are not in control, you have no rights and if you are invited to the hospital, you are a guest.  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2015 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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