You know what? This isn’t cute. This isn’t funny.
Now I’m sure this is not the first baby who has a Craigslist story in their adoption story, the posting of ads has gone on for decades, it used to be the penny saver or other type of want ads by either agencies, lawyers, or the adopting parents.
So why am I upset and posting about it?
Read the link, watch the TV spot, then take a minute; maybe not even a minute to think about all the ways this child can be bullied and mocked when they go to school. The nicknames you could create literally flow off the tongue. And do you know why the child can be bullied, mocked, made fun of about it in school? The adopting parents went on the news to tell their child’s story to the world, before the child is old enough to even know their story, let alone have a say in who gets to know it. If the child gets bullied and whatnot about it, how will the parents react? If the child doesn’t want that story told they can’t take it back.
The older I get, the more stories like this that I see, the more thankful I am for how our adoptions were treated by mom and dad. Adoption and being adopted is pretty darn serious, it deserves deep consideration and reflection on how you talk about adoption and adopting. It shouldn’t be treated this way, that I do know.
Come on folks – do better, be better; we have to live with how you treated our adoption, our story, our entire life.