What Amanda said…

01 May

Anyone, who doesn’t read The Declassified Adoptee regulary, should make a point of reading this post:

Adopted or Abducted? Things to Keep in Mind Before Getting Upset at Dan Rather’s Report

Those who know others – who may be challenged, mad, angry, by Dan Rather Reports on Forced Adoption on HDNet tonight, please suggest that they read the post by Amanda first, and while reading it – clearing their mind of rebuttals and just LISTEN to her words.  Challenge others to open their minds and learn the not so distant history of adoption in the USA.  Challenge them to not only read the post but to watch the show tonight.  Then talk about it after, and really try to understand what mothers went through.

For those who do not have HDNet, I have been told the program will be available on iTunes tomorrow for $1.99.


Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Adoption, adoptive parents, Ethics


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3 responses to “What Amanda said…

  1. Dannie

    May 1, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Read Amanda’s blog last night. Great stuff as usual and just enjoy her ability to write well. Should be an interesting view!


  2. The adopted ones

    May 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    She has a true gift of writing…

    I was wondering if you would ever come up for air…congrats by the way…if I haven’t said it already!


  3. eagoodlife

    May 1, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Important to remember that forced adoption is not just about mothers.There is a fine line between exposure that informs and educates and exposure that exploits, tells a good victim story and maintains the trauma in a live state for the victim.Unhealthy and when victims choose not to move on with their lives there may be a bearing on reunions and their outcome. Here in Oz many mothers have keep repeating their stories as infinitum in order to seek compensation. Their trauma is as present today as it was when it happened, by their own choice.While we now have Federal and State Apologies in hand, the relations between the shakers and movers amongst mothers and adoptees is unhelpful, often destructive and damaging because of the mothers insistence on defining what adoption is and trying to speak for adoptees.



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