With several recent public cases in the news, and others within the last couple of years involving adopting or adoptive parents, what better time than now to start conversations and make a difference for the future.
Are you, as adoptive parents tired of people thinking (or saying) that adoptive parents are baby stealers or abusers? Then stand up and get angry when you see adopting or adoptive parents or agencies behaving badly…
Follow the lead of those few brave adoptive parents who do speak out with moral outrage. Stop making pathetic excuses and justifications for adoptive parents and/or agencies acting badly…
Don’t throw out comments like this:
“Anti-adoption folk are having a complete field day with this case!!!”
Stop and consider why people have become anti-adoption. What made them see adoption as so thoroughly damaged as to be unfixable. Really think about it, and ask yourself if they are justified in their views based on incredibly questionable activities done in the name of adoption.
Can anyone justify acting badly in an adoption?
Can you justify it?
Ask yourself, if you had to create a brutally honest Lifebook of Your Adoption would you be proud of how you acted, how your agency practiced, and what you (the client) required the process to be, or would you be ashamed to give it to your child? If you would be proud, then you know how adoption needs to be done right, hold your head high and speak up. If you would be ashamed and can see that now, then you know how easy it is to go down the slippery slope you live to regret, and now is the time to speak up so others won’t feel that way in the future too.
Want adoptive parents and families to have credibility from the public? Walk the Walk. Demand adoption agencies and adoption practices are actually ethical and moral…not just within the letter of the law that was likely lobbied for by the adoption industry…
Stand up and be counted. Start the conversation, and don’t stop. Your kids will be watching you…I know because I was that kid, and I watched, and you know I hold mom and dad up to be the standard you all need to try incredibly hard to meet.
“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough”
― Walt Whitman
Oct 2014: You may speak freely, but please try to use words that everyone can hear about your individual story or view. If you don't, those who can actually benefit won't hear it, I want to see change in my lifetime. I may refuse to approve certain comments.
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