I’m angry and I am having a hard time getting past that. It’s starting to spill over into my life and I’m not seeing the beauty in the world around me. I don’t want that to be my norm. Part of the reason is that I am so angry that I can’t find the words to release it, and tired that so few in adoption speak up loudly when things are not right, combined with the fact there doesn’t seem to be an end of cases that involve adoptions not being done right.
Doesn’t anyone care that at the heart of the matter is the adoptee who will bear the burden the longest, and deepest of all? That above all else, the adoptee should not have such a story, as the story that changed their life, and identity, forever?
It doesn’t matter whether it is locally, where people fight against a father who did everything right and six years later, he is still not parenting his child and the pain that brings to one family, and the implications of that ruling makes me scared of what that might mean for the future, where possession seems to mean you win. Painful decision in 6 years custody fight and watch the news segment.
I find I can’t write about either story without the anger seeping out and filling the page, the father that did everything right from day one – I have followed Rob’s story since the media first reported on it, and most recently here (#6) with the various links, and the post linked above on the PEAR website – it’s these stories and others – that have left me at a loss for words.
No matter what story it is, at the end of the day – it is the adoptees affected the most…for their whole life.
It has to stop…
Adoption has to be done the right way, or not at all.
“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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