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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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On adoption activism (IV).

In a blog post by Rebecca Hawkes at “Sea Glass and Other Fragments” [link], I have been referred to as a “burnt-out activist adoptee”, seemingly by virtue of my own words. I think this discussion of those who speak as … Continue reading

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On adoption activism (III).

This post is taken from one that originally went up at Transracial Eyes; at the time I promised to expand on it publicly, so finally this is seeing the light of day. The question there from a fellow adoptee asks … Continue reading

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On adoption activism (II).

In her reply to the previous post, Laura Dennis asks how to overcome the divisions that separate us; how to move from the purely personal to something more “just”. I appreciate her reply very much because it is indeed a … Continue reading

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On adoption activism.

What is the future of adoption activism? What should be the focus of those who advocate for adoptee rights, the rights of children to know their origins, the rights of such children’s parents to maintain or re-establish filiation? It seems … Continue reading

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And if another family member/friend decides to adopt?

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

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Problems inherent to the adoption discourse.

The problem with “days” and “months” such as National Adoption Awareness Month within American culture is that they are not, in fact, meant to focus attention on those in the minority; they are instead meant to further marginalize those who … Continue reading

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