Friday, February 17, 2012

Five for Friday: Adoptee Voices

Here are five posts that spoke to some aspect of my own experience as an adoptee:

I liked this one because it makes the point that an adoptee's inner experience may not always be obvious in the way he or she shows up in the world. I am that adoptee, too.

That "Need To Know" I can so relate to the strong emotions that came up for this adoptee prior to searching.
Joy Siblings! For years I was a ghost sister in my brother's life. I met him when I was 30 and he was 15. Here's something my first mother wrote recently about that first visit: "As I listened to you talk to each other, I thought, 'Wow. If they had been raised together, they would have had a secret language, they are so much alike.'" I'm so glad to have him in my life now!
Why my [Amended] Birth Certificate is a Lie I too can remember being stunned and confused when I learned my birth certificate had my adoptive parents' names on it. This is the first time I've mentioned the OBC (Original Birth Certificate) issue on this blog, but I will have more to say about this in a future post.

Here's a quote: "The more of us who involve ourselves in that personal process, write, blog, talk about it, make videos and films and in other ways challenge the myths, the attitudes and misconceptions of non-adoptees and tell it as it really is, calmly, with authority, confidence and certainty of the ground we stand on, the better it will be for our future and that of the young adoptees who will benefit from that groundwork, the foundations for a better future for them and their lives as adult adoptees." Yep, that pretty much sums up why I do this.


  1. Thanks Rebecca, glad it works for you too!

  2. I'm happy to have found your blog (& so close by in real life) via another. Looking forward to reading more...


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