“I appreciate your personal experience as an adoptee; that is anecdotal evidence at best.”
Why are adoptee experiences so often noted (written off) as anecdotal evidence by adoptive parents? I know the same anecdotal evidence comments happen to first parents too.
Yet, I could probably count one hand the number of times someone wrote:
“I appreciate your personal experience as an adoptive parent; that is anecdotal evidence at best.”
Why would anyone believe that the one group in adoption (adoptive parents) are the experts, despite not having experienced either the lived experience of being adopted, nor grown up adopted, or became a mother through an unplanned pregnancy and for whatever reason chose adoption and lost their child to adoption.*
It’s long past time change happened.
*Yes, I know AP’s can also be dual role holders