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3rd-Dec-2009 04:34 pm
I came across this community by accident and I'm really intrigued by this subject. Being entirely uneducated on it, I have to admit my opinion up until now has been a blind adoption=helpful stance. Anyone care to educate me?
23rd-Dec-2009 12:26 am (UTC)
I think a good place to start is
she is quite reader friendly
4th-Feb-2010 12:51 am (UTC)
Interesting. You have read the blog, the_shortcake?
4th-Feb-2010 02:17 am (UTC)
i have read much, but not all of her blog as well as many on her blogroll (links). her blog is more reader friendly than many that exist.
4th-Feb-2010 03:16 am (UTC)
as some one with absolutely no adoption experience i was one of those people who, until i tripped across the concept "anti adoption", believed adoption was a win win thing. as i had total ignorance of anything other than "adoption is good" i started to do research on line to better understand the idea and found many of the websites and blogs were very intense, understandably, and at the time i had a hard time getting around the intensity to try and form an understanding of where the immense rage and pain, felt by the adult adoptees and the first mothers, stemmed from and i found that as an unaware individual there was an amount of aggravation that could be caused by asking insensitive questions, so i actively searched for a blog or website to avoid asking any insensitive questions. on a website for adult adoptees, i don't remember which one, there was a list of links- her blog was described as "reader friendly" and i found it to be so. she breaks down her own frustrations, her pain and political concerns so that even the most novice reader can get an idea of what it may be like, really. it is, perhaps, a "kinder-and-gentler" place for people who have no idea about these concerns to get a start on possible self education? that is what i meant.
4th-Feb-2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
And then there are still comments which say that you're damned-if-you-do and damned-if-you-don't.
I suppose it could be considered for a general audience who has absorbed the many misconceptions and stereotypes about adoption... although its purpose exists to help explain certain issues to adoptive parents.
4th-Feb-2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
yes, that was my take on her blog and was why i suggested it to the poster who asked for a place to start looking, rather than just "google anti-adoption" which is what i did, to start with.
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