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I am very troubled by the concept of a first time adoptive parent being the 'expert' on adoption, and going on tours promoting adoption as the be all and end all. Where are the adult adoptee voices who have actually LIVED the experience and knows the up and down side? Where?
Will this show truly explore all facets of adoption? Both the good and the bad?
Will it explore the troubling aspect of living life with no medical history and the consequenses that is still being ignored. That pat answers from agencies that they take a history at time of adoption, when we know that 20, 30, 40, 50 years later many things have changed, and that adoptees are impacted or worse without that knowledge you would have if raised in your family of birth?
Will it explore the concerns voiced by adult adoptees who were adopted internationally into transracial homes? the loss of their culture, their homeland, their language, their family?
Will it explore the basic concept of identity that becomes more and more important as the adopted person ages? Where did I come from. Who are my ancestors. Who am I.
Will it explore that the thoughts of a child may change as life experiences, knowledge and feelings change? That the birth of their first child may trigger a cascade of issues surrounding their adoption. That other life experiences may provide them with words to put to the feelings they may have always had but could not describe?
Will it explore the power imbalance between families in poverty and families in relative wealth that adopt their children?
Will it explore ways to promote family preservation?
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