Monthly Archives: June 2013
Tuesday, I started and then trashed three posts about the SCOTUS ruling. This morning one of those posts that was about a comment on Twitter, is still circling in my head. The comment?
A good day for #Adoption
Because apparently that’s all that really matters – that Adoption wins.
I have followed this specific case and read the court transcripts, and there are so many disturbing facts that have nothing to do with the questions raised, or the decision made on Tuesday. Instead the post below centers around points brought up during the verbal argument phase (whatever it is called), and in the dissent – father’s rights.
Adoption is a legal and social act of finding a home for a child who needs a home. If you don’t agree that should be the reason for adoption, then you and I don’t agree at the starting point you won’t like the rest of the post. Read the rest of this entry »
When people who are not adopted and have not taken the time to learn adoption history, or have even current understanding of the different components and complexities in adoption today, speak about adoptees making wild assumptions about why we may fit under the categories dreamed up by non-adopted, i.e. the well-adjusted adoptee, the angry adoptee, the mal-adjusted adoptee, the ambivalent adoptee, the happy adoptee, the…. (kind of makes you think of a line of dolls doesn’t it when you label each adoptee as a certain type) Read the rest of this entry »
I finally had an opportunity last week to say thank-you to the ER doctor who saved my life because he wasn’t satisfied with the first consult and requested a second consult, and that made a difference in my care. It felt good to be able to thank him for doing what I think took a lot of guts, and thanking him was something I have wanted to do for years now, but the ‘how‘ was what always stopped me – you just can’t walk into the ER. I tried writing a thank-you letter, but trying to explain who I was to a doctor working in the busiest ER in the area so that it was more than an anonymous thank-you ended up with far too many words, so I put it aside, hoping I would get the chance to say thank-you in person one day. Read the rest of this entry »
Kellie at All In The Family Adoption has a post up about the pending decision about Baby Veronica that highlights a comment that someone is listening to the adult adoptee voice. I read the link she provided and then after that I did a quick google search and came to this post written by someone affiliated with the NCFA that spun my mind in a couple different directions, and although there are other areas of her post that I would comment on – the sentence that stuck out to me was:
“It would not be an easy decision for a child who has now lived a divided life.”
I thought I would provide a few links of posts that are worth reading.
From “Family Hope Love” Who are the fatherless in the world today? and What the Bible doesn’t say about adoption and orphan care.
From “Gracelings” this link takes you to all posts tagged ethics. Read them all or just scroll down to read “Culture of Adoption”? because she will make you think about what that really means.
Finally – this blog is fast becoming one of my favorites. So much passion, great pictures, and a variety of posts mostly on Rhino’s and Elephants and the need for preservation – some posts make you want to cry and others make you smile. So worth reading. Fight for Rhinos.
Edited because I forgot to add the link to Who are the fatherless in the world today?….sigh…