Category Archives: Adoption resistance
This interview was conducted in 2012 for American Indian Adoptees [link to web site] via email exchange with Trace Hentz [link to blog]. I’ve been going back to this web site a lot this past year, now that I’m living … Continue reading
This is the full text of the presentation I delivered at the ASAC/AI Conference that took place in Oakland in October, 2018.
The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture (ASAC) Conference this year will feature sessions of The Adoption Initiative, which is usually a separate conference. I’ve been to both conferences in the past, have worked on the planning committee … Continue reading
This was my first piece for Land of Gazillion Adoptees [link to article] originally published in September, 2014.
Seest thou one who denies the Reckoning? Then such is he who harshly repulses the orphan…. —The Small Kindnesses, 107:1–3 We remain the repulsed, splinters, expelled from the body; the corpus surrounds us, englobes us, drives us out; it then … Continue reading
I am posting here a small excerpt from my proposal to the Asfari Institute entitled: Adoption in the Lebanese Context: Practices of Extirpation and Their Impact on Kinship, Community, Citizenship, and Identity. I’ve already expanded it into a full research … Continue reading
As adoptees, we are used to this drill. Adoptive parents, in a fit of what they believe to be enlightenment, deem themselves worthy of writing up our adoption experiences. These narratives are designed to be consumed by those of the … Continue reading
Given that adoptees of all ages and all stripes from around the world are replying to hugely offensive Pabulum like this article, the fact that you ignore such input to trot out the worst of adoption mythology says much about … Continue reading