Tag Archives: dispossession

Malcolm X Returns to Beirut

This was my second piece for Land of Gazillion Adoptees/Gazillion Voices [link to article], originally published in May of 2015.

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On adoption resistance: bridging false divides.

This was my first piece for Land of Gazillion Adoptees [link to article] originally published in September, 2014.

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On the nightmare of adoption reunion.

An adoptive parent in the United Kingdom recently described the potential reunion of the children temporarily in his care with their parents as his “worst nightmare”. This was like a kick in the gut. Because I feel that my own … Continue reading

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Adopted: Dispossessed, displaced, disinherited.

Note: I usually avoid the putting forth of “proper” terminology because, like much discursive analysis, there is no taking into consideration context, register, tone, etc. I would never actively reduce or take away terms from the language; but I do … Continue reading

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On systemic displacement: adoption and the Olympics.

Adoption “activists” are lauding an adoptee, Julia Marino, for representing her “birth country” of Paraguay in the Olympics. I find myself at a loss to describe the extent of the inversion of such support, given the birth of the Olympics … Continue reading

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Have you felt like you’re always searching for something?

This is the 12th question in the series: “Anti-adoption month: 30 answers to 30 questions on adoption” [link].

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