I am unsure whether or not I should post this but I cannot let it go. Warning some of you may not like what I am about to say. I have been angered more this past week than I have been in a long time. Perhaps it has to do with being so aware of my own mortality, or simply because of the disrespect shown to him and his family, or both. I could also be totally off-base but it bothers me, a lot.
My question for all adoptive parents is this:
When your child dies is it okay with you that pro-life groups, some religious folk, pro-adoption groups, the general media, and twitter people use YOUR child as a poster child for adoption over abortion? Within hours of his passing?
That the reason he accomplished anything in his life is because he was adopted?
That if he had not been adopted he would have accomplished nothing?
Is that really okay with you?
Because from the lack of outcry seems like it is. I have seen more rhetoric over the Glee storyline including a petition for a PSA for adoption with numerous comments, than on how an adoptee is being used to further other people’s agenda.
You don’t believe me? Google it. I am just waiting for the promotions to happen capitalizing on “your adopted child could grow up to be…”
I want to be remembered for who I am, what I did, what I was like. I do not want to be remembered as the person who could have been aborted but was saved because my “birthmother” chose life and placed me for adoption.