Former Angry Adoptee- Stop the Blame Game
this is a good understanding of the reality of adoption
Once upon at time, I was an angry adoptee. I wrote columns and commentaries railing against the big bad system that had placed me in a unsafe home and stolen my documentation, along with my identity. Of late, I have read quite a few blogs and posts by adoptees who still reel in a emotional whirlwind of hate and blame.
These ‘blame the birth mom’, and ‘adoptive parents are greedy’ commentaries, make me realize that I’ve entered a new realm of adoptee reality. I am no longer a proponent of blame. Nor, do I hate the people who placed, abandoned or adopted me. In its wake, hate has been replaced by the realization that adoption is a necessary but flawed system. Just ask a foster kid who awaits a forever home. Without the system, too many children would face a lifetime of broken promises and emptiness…
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