The adoption community is like this. We have different experiences and perspectives. We are adoptees who searched and had successful reunions and those who searched and experienced rejection ... and we are those who choose not to search. We are adoptive parents who embrace and struggle with the complexity of adoption and those who connect only with joy and contribution. We are birth parents filled with rage and grief and those who are at peace with placement. And these are but a few of the many places that we touch the elephant.
What is your experience? What part do you touch? I have at times described myself as an "advocate," but I am more accurately described as a story teller. And a story listener. I speak my truth and I want to hear yours. I want the whole elephant.
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