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  •  I'm sorry your experience was so awful. (8+ / 0-)

    There is no excuse for that first case worker who split you and your sister up and took you from the good home you were in.  That was a terrible tragedy.

    There is a lot of BAD adoption out there.  Adoptions where the birth family is disregarded, where adoptive parents fail to acknowledge biology, where birth parents were coerced and regretful, adoptive parents who badmouth birth families... the list goes on and on.

    There are some good examples too, however.  My MIL is adopted and has always cherished her own story and says she knows she ended up in the right family.

    I don't know that my personal story is a good example yet, but we adopted my daughter at birth.  We love and cherish her other mama and papa. We see them as frequently as we can. We send them updates and photos monthly. They participate in her life. We talk to her about her story and about why our family is special.  I hope that in the end she feels loved and supported by 2 moms, 2 dads, tons of aunts and uncles and grandmas.  We've made the best of a really tough situation.

    Of course you never can predict how she'll feel, but hopefully we've given her the tools to thrive given the challenges of our family.

    I look forward to hearing more of your story!

    I want to live in a world where George Zimmerman offered Trayvon Martin a ride home to get him out of the rain that night. -Bishop G. Brewer

    by the dogs sockpuppet on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 06:55:27 PM PDT

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