Yes, it is certainly true that some adoptees describe their experience of adoption in positive ways, whereas other do so negatively, and still others fall into the murky territory of ambiguous emotion. I myself fall into the latter category, and I tell my personal story because it is a part of my history and it is mine to tell. I tell my personal story because I belong to a group of people whose voices were long silenced. I tell my story as a means of personal healing and also to help today's adoptive parents have a fuller understanding of some of the things that their adopted children might be feeling.
Whether or not I liked my adoptive family or not, or was happy to have been raised by them or not, is not the point.
I am not the first person to have articulated this distinction, but it's part of what's on my mind today. Thanks to Lynn and others for being my personal muses.