The 2011 Symposium Opening Adoption is taking place this weekend in Richmond, VA, and I'm not there. I really, really, really wish I was, but I'm not. Instead, I've been torturing myself all day by reading tweets by people who are. It's sweet torture. Here are a few of my favorites:
We are still paying the price for the generations of secrecy. (Pertman)
"Goal of adoption is to help kids feel 'at home'." To me, that means at home in adoptive family and in family of origin.
Need to stop talking about forming families & start talking about forming successful families. Much broader, longer commitment.
J Gritter: Growing up in a closed
#adoption is like coming into a mystery movie 15 min late. You've missed the connetions #adoptionsymposium
"Commercialism in adoption is as damaging as secrecy." - James Gritter at
I'm glad this symposium is happening. I'm glad the conversation is taking place. Next time, I just need to make sure I find a way to get myself there.