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Which is it – a tale of two adoption videos

10 Apr

The first video is by a staff member of American Adoptions and she talks about how adoption has evolved and before 1980 adoptive parents didn’t tell their children they were adopted…

The second video is by the founder of American Adoptions which details his adoption story and how it was never a secret…

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2022 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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3 responses to “Which is it – a tale of two adoption videos

  1. maryleesdream

    April 10, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    My adoptive parents were advised to tell, and they did. I was adopted in 1963 through Spence-Chapin. They told me from the first day. I always knew. I guess it’s better that way, but I still felt a lot of pain.

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    • TAO

      April 10, 2022 at 4:35 pm

      Based on all the historical documents I’ve read – AP’s were told to tell, tell early, talk about it.

      I think adoption agencies are trying to figure out how to ensure people today don’t listen to adult adoptees and to rewrite the adoption agencies past.

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  2. Franceen George

    April 12, 2022 at 2:22 am

    I THINK my parents were told to tell me early, but they couldn’t figure out how to do that, so they did not. I base the fact that I think they were told to be open on what my mother cried out loud at me when I found out accidentally at age 15: “We TRIED to tell you, but you couldn’t understand”……
    Who knows. I felt a huge amount of pain and would have either way, I think.
    I have such mixed feelings and a confused opinion on adoption as a practice. There are so many conflicting things about it!

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