Thankful for how willing adoptees are to not just talk about adoption, being adopted, but to also have the grace, strength and power inside them to tell their stories in ways that makes you feel them, instead of just reading them. Stories unique to each, and yet, weaving similar themes that run through their stories. It’s a gift for both prospective and adoptive parents that I hope they willingly accept, think deeply on, and challenge themselves to dig deep to understand.
I’m challenging people inside and outside of adoption to read at least one of the stories below, if not all. Each one has wisdom offered to learn from.
I’m Adopted, But I Won’t Be Cellebrating National Adoption Month by Stephanie Drenka
Someday I’ll tell Serena by Tim Howard
I Am Not Your Orphan by Rebekah Henson
Stuckout written by Kumar has new and deeply honest posts detailing his journey, if you have time, start at the beginning of his blog. If not, then start here Fantasies, Travel and More and read the posts after that.
Feel free to link other posts by adoptees that readers should read this month in the comments, the above are just a sampling to start with.
Also follow @Adopteelaw on twitter to stay current on active adoptee rights legislation that needs your support, whether it is a tweet, phone call, or letter to a legislator. The corresponding website created and run by Gregory Luce is Adoptee Rights Law.
I snapped this picture this morning to share with you, I think it’s an apt description of the many different voices of adoptees, each unique, each similar, but each different.