MARY LORRAINE DANROTH
Everyday I learn something new...everyday I read something new that opens my eyes a little bit wider. Today was no different. Quoted from the group Dear Adoption that I belong to...
“You said to me “It doesn’t matter where you came from or who you look and think like. All that matters is you have two parents who love you now”. You told me not to question things – to just let them go – you said my mother was too young to care for me and I should just forget about her all together. You made me believe my feelings were wrong and so I began to lock them away. Unable to build a healthy self-esteem I grieved in silence while the rest of the world told me I should just be grateful. You said family doesn’t matter and at the same time told me I’m so lucky to have a family! Adoption does that even make sense to you? It’s no wonder I was confused as hell and angry as I watched you move on down the road without ever looking back.”
And a response...
“Never EVER forget this fact; Adoptive parents have a Choice to adopt, and Adoptees have NO choice.
Many adoptees would be/and are insulted and offended by that comment about adoptive parents ‘not having it easy”
My Best Friends
Scott Alan Warner
Angela Barra’s Medium
Adoptee Rights Australia
NPE and Me
The Invisible Threads