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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I'm an adoptee and an adoptive mother. When deciding where to adopt from, I couldn't help but remember that Oregon family, who some years ago, had their 2 year old daughter taken from them by an a biological father who won custody. I couldn't bear to have something like that happen. We looked to overseas with this in the back our minds.
On the subject of it not being good for the children to come to America, how is growing up on the street or in an orphanage better than a loving family here? My older daughter, from Vietnam, has easily treatable medical issues. They would not have gotten treated where she was in Vietnam. She likely would have brain damage from malnutrition had she stayed.
Our younger daughter is from China. She would be living in an orphanage.
We do our best to expose them and teach them about their heritages of birth. We give them tools and will continue to help them grieve about their loss of birth family, as all adoptees must do.
I'm looking forward to todays' discussion.
posted 2 years, 7 months ago
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