Upfront, I’m leaping to the conclusion that one of yours (APs) felt the need to complain to twitter about an adoption meme. A meme that was pretty tame if I do say so myself.
A meme that had to have been created by adoptee.
That the meme was deemed too sensitive to be seen in the twitter timeline just leaves me gobsmacked. It’s just words, words that by any stretch of imagination, aren’t bad. But if the twitter person deciding says they are too sensitive, and the adoption person who complained in the first place says they are, then we are facing a problem I don’t have a clue how to solve.
I’ve said worse in a closed pro-adoption fb group and had adoptive parents agree with me. If I’d said what was on the meme it might have brought about a discussion, but it wouldn’t have been removed because it said anything bad. Mind you, while it’s a pro-adoption group, it isn’t where very fragile HAPs and APs go, nor a group that only praises adoption and every adoption is good and no negatives allowed. That type of group exists, just a cheer squad for adoption that does no one any good, least of all the one adopted.
And the meme below is true for many adoptees, just have a gander at my last post, and read between the lines the internal struggle that was inside me when I wrote it. But you see, I’ve learned over the years to be able to write in a way that adoptive parents can hear, and honestly, that’s crap, but I try to put my feelings down that way for the adopted ones coming up this generation.
But yes, we should be able to pour out our heartfelt feelings and adoptive parents should be made of sterner stuff than to melt at the hint that being adopted is hard. It is for some of us, it might be for your adopted children.
The meme deemed to sensitive on twitter…
If adoption is a gift, I’d like to exchange it for my identity back.@penniemoney