It's summer and I know that many of you are busy doing summer things.
THIS post is one you need to read.
The question remains, how can anyone understand their feelings, because, to them, adoption is beautiful. Some even say it is redemptive. Our societal response is to not recognise the feelings of being an only, otherness, rejection, abandonment, feelings of loss, because adoption created you a new family. It’s all good now. Move on. When any of those feelings came to the forefront; whether it is a feeling of abandonment, low self-worth, loss of their biological roots, culture, country, language, lack of racial and/or genetic mirroring – whatever needed processing, can’t be explained to people who can’t conceive you having them. Society has chosen the miracle of adoption narrative, because, in it – everyone wins.
So, when natural feelings come up, how can you expect others to get it?