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If We Silence Adoptees, Who is Adoption For?

Originally posted on velvet bocephus:
If it were your first time on the internet, one thing you might find is that humans seem nearly obsessed with how we value the lived experiences of other humans. We are the only species that makes decisions…

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How Does It Feel To Be Adopted? – Shane Blackwell

The worry I have for my son is so great. It wakes and/or keeps me up most nights. None of these truths this man writes about are ever mentioned to mothers considering adoption, and therefore, without full disclosure, infant adoption … Continue reading

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America, You Have An Adoption Problem.

Originally posted on velvet bocephus:
Dear America, I spent the first 16 years of my adoption experience as a “birth” mother in complete isolation. It was preceded by the nearly 10 months of family-conducted isolation during my pregnancy. Such is the life of…

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The Gift of a Grandmother

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“And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears” – Mark Anthony I wonder if anyone who…

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Operation Matthew 6:25-34

Originally posted on Musings of a Birthmom:
Welcome to one of the most coercive pre-adoptive stories you will ever read. Take a seat and prepare to look through a “story book” that defines coercion and duress in expectant mothers. I…

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Dear Adoption, You Betrayed Me

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Open Adoption and Playing God

Originally posted on velvet bocephus:
Another birthday has come and gone. Each year, it feels like that baby, MY baby, becomes more of a stranger. I dreamed of her my entire childhood. I carried her for 41 weeks, labored with…

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