From 2016 – Read the post and then read the comments.
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“Adoption has come a long way in the past 50 years. Adoptions were almost always kept secret and not always a birth parent’s choice back then. Fortunately, open adoption is the norm today. While there can always be issues, studies have shown that this type of adoption provides the most benefits for the birth parents, adoptive parents, and, most importantly, the adopted child.”Read the rest of this entry »
Then read her first journal article. You won’t regret it.
“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” — Alan Alda
We’d all be better if we took the advice above, myself included.Read the rest of this entry »
Yesterday, I was reading an interesting post on FB about listening to Adoptees written by an Adoptive Mother. I was happy to see it, most comments were supportive and in agreement, but you know by now, there’s always at least one Adoptive Parent who just needs to divide Adoptees into two camps.Read the rest of this entry »
And I’d rather have the rain than heat where you can fry an egg on the sidewalk.Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been awhile since I’ve seen the the topic “Is Adopted” or “Was Adopted” discussed on an Adoptive Parent Facebook Page. It amused me after a quick scan of Adoptive Parent replies using “Was Adopted” and how being adopted didn’t define their child, with a few who had more nuanced answers to give. The irony of Adoptive Parents being on an Adoptive Parent Facebook page talking mainly about all things Adoption and Adoptive Parenting seems to have escaped them; as most say they use “Was Adopted” and some expanded that it happened in the past and doesn’t define their child or their family.Read the rest of this entry »
I’m one of the “lucky” adoptees from the era referred to as the Baby Scoop Era (BSE). I’m lucky for all the reasons listed below and more. I also wish I never needed to be “lucky” in the first place.
And my use of the term Lucky is not giving any non-adopted person permission to use it in regards to an adopted person.Read the rest of this entry »
There was an article posted that garnered lots of comments in a closed FB group I’m in, none of the comments were good that I remember. The post was pulled down from the site it was published on. You can read about the specifics on Lori’s post, see link below.Read the rest of this entry »
I wrote this post about 10 years ago? I reposted it in 2015, not much has changed, so I’m reposting the 2015 post, again. Do take the time to read the comments from the 2015 post below.
And a quick shout-out to everyone who comments, you make my day when you add to the conversation, a thank you to those stopping by to read, plus an invite to add your voice too.
FB post by Fox 13 News Ohio woman finds son she put up for adoptee 33 years ago through 23andMe
First comment by Allison close to top of the comments, the comment that spurred all the comments below, I’m sure I missed some but how ignorant it is to spoil what was a story about a reunion between mother and son.
Allison “Put up”?? Like a case of bottled peaches? What an antiquated phrase! “Placed for adoption” or “placed with a family” are much more loving.”
John to Allison “I agree 100%. I also hate it when people say “gave it up for adoption.”Read the rest of this entry »
Some folks are appalled an adoptee and former foster care child has an opinion. An opinion they don’t like. I strolled through some FB posts and comments and articles in magazines of people who seem to think they have the right to take her to task for her personal views.Read the rest of this entry »