Today I’d like to discuss the idea of #adoptees being considered mean, rude, or exclusionary of non adopted people, when it comes to #adoption conversations. First and foremost, I am an adoptee, and I’m always looking at things through the lens of adoptees first. I am however, not the only adoptee. There are those thatContinue reading “November 23, 2019”
Okay so #NAAM day 22. I’m going to do my best to be brief. In the vein of topics that are very common themes within adoption conversation, and also hugely problematic and polarizing… Today I want to address the adoption as alternative to abortion conversation. So, I’ve actively avoided this because people get…. out ofContinue reading “WordyRamblings November 22, 2019”
Alright. #NAAM day 21. As the month goes on I recognize the things I discuss become more abstract sometimes. That’s because although the concrete factual relevant and important things are still those things… but a lot of what people disregard on a daily basis for #adoptees are the things that exist in abstracts. Thoughts, feelings,Continue reading “WordyRamblings Thread November 21, 2019”
I skipped #naam day 20 because I was having technical issues related to work. So, real quick this morning I’m going to have a chat about that. Not my technical issues. That’s whatever and will be corrected. #NAAM day 20 was going to be a quick chat about “family connectedness” and the holidays. This isContinue reading “WordyRamblings Thread November 21, 2019”
Today is another short one (probably). I’m tired. Today I’d like to hit some points about foster care. Shouldn’t take too long. Foster care is not an adoption agency. Foster carers should be looking to provide safe temporary housing to a child in need while reunification efforts are attempted. Are there situations where the biologicalContinue reading “WordyRamblings Thread November 19, 2019”
Still gathering some thoughts to be coherent, but today I’d like to talk about “privacy” and how within adoption it often means everyone but the #adoptee is entitled to it. Privacy, in the context of adoption is a loaded word. It’s used against adoptees regularly, and often at the expense of our own privacy… inContinue reading “WordyRamblings Thread November 18, 2019”
Today I would like to turn the floor over to #adoptees. I’ve spoken at great length over time (and will again I’m sure) about different issues and problems I’ve noted in regards to #adoption systems and #adopteerights. BUT…. It would be pure unadulterated hubris on my part to think that I have been fully comprehensiveContinue reading “WordyRamblings Thread November 16, 2019”
In what is sort of a continuation of yesterday, but a not always directly related to yesterday track, #NAAM day 15 is another dive into where adoption intersects mental health. For starters, there is some crossover from mental health related diagnoses and genetic predispositions. There are also mental health diagnoses that occur that are unrelatedContinue reading “WordyRamblings Thread November 15, 2019”
Log for day 14 of #NAAM today intersects another fun fact about me. I have #lupus and on a bad day, it can be debilitating. The intersection of chronic illness and adoption? Lack of medical history and the high propensity to carry genetic disorders that you do not know you have. Am I saying thatContinue reading “WordyRamblings Thread November 14, 2019”
Current Wordy Ramblings Note: Again, Over a year ago, I was discussing advocacy to change the laws surrounding adoptee citizenship, and allow true equality by passing the adoptee citizenship act. It is December 7, 2020 now. That bill expires in 3 days, without a vote, adoptee rights advocates will have to again start over fromContinue reading “WordyRamblings Thread November 13, 2020”
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