Round up of posts and articles that have caught my attention recently and gave me something to think about…
Red Thread Broken has two new posts, and you need to read the first, to understand the second. The first post has been seen by many, and won’t be new to some (most?) who read this blog, but I’m linking it here just in case. When you read the second post, I hope you will see exactly what the concern is, and I hope you will start a conversation in your group about how to fix this obvious problem within the adoption community. It is a problem, always has been a problem, and we need to fix it now. I’d also ask that if you do talk about it, and have any suggestions on how to change the mindset in the adoption community at large, that you come back and talk about it in the comments.
This next article could easily be revised from the workplace into a primer for people in adoption on how to read an adoptee’s blog (see above). How to Take Criticism Well
A thoughtful post by Mothermade: Children are not commodities … unless they are adoptees.
Two posts from Share Your Adoption Stories one quick read Adoption “runs in the family” for us. The second a bit longer about the changing feelings of an adoptee I feel invigorated and depressed. Satisfied and empty. Loved and confused. — Yoonie P.
My last link is to another post that I deeply appreciated and is not about adoption. From Voices from the Margins, a post by Carol A. Hand Musings While Cleaning Rocks
The picture below isn’t from the post above, just one of my favorite pictures from a holiday taken decades ago and thought it was a great way to end this post. Have a great week all…