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#126. Not knowing whether or not my biological mother is alive is strange and somewhat unsettling for me. Wherever she is, I just hope she’s in a good place.
when i tell you i’m adopted (◡‿◡✿)
do not apologize (✿◡‿◡)
Hey People!! Do you guys like when I post about my adoption story and things that kind of fall into that category or do you want to read about other stuff. I’m not really into politics or sports …. but I don’t want you guys to think that’s all I think about or talk about.
hey I love that you post about your adoption. I know others do too!
That being said tho — feel free to mix it up as much as you want, don’t feel that you gotta “brand” yourself or something ha. This is your tumblr, post whatever you fancy! I’d be stoked to learn about your hobbies/interests too :)
But I was hoping you could point me towards transracial adoptee communities (forums or whatever) where I can read about peoples' experiences with these things. Also i would be very grateful any resources on decolonizing one's mind. I know you're not paid to do this so please don't feel obligated if none of this is inconvenient for you.
bastardplanet has covered every single issue & occurrence that every other adoptee/adoption reform org I’ve ever met (and I’ve run through MANY) either refuses to face or doesn’t know enough about. It’s also the most global community I’ve seen, great for us international bastards.
Of course, region specific communities can be great— there are a tonne of real life adoptee communities and meetups concentrated in different cities and regions all over the world, but I don’t know if you’re looking for RL groups?
Gazillion Voices is from the now inactive Land of Gazillion Adoptees. U.S.-based but not U.S.-centric. More of a publication than community/forum, but discussion is encouraged and often decent, sometimes helpful.
As for resources on decolonizing our minds, I don’t think one can do better than following fellow transracial and transethnic adoptees: fifthblackbird, amazing-how-you-love, indigoradix, dickensianwerewolf, and peaceshannon all put in glorious work and publish regularly.
On that note — not to toot my own horn, but this is literally my 7,000th post. Happy anniversary to me! X
You know how job applications ask….”Have you ever been known by any other name?” I ask my mom” Mooooommmmm! Have I ever been known by any other naaaaammmeee????” I know in the back of my mind that I have but I like asking her. She always say no.
My birth mother doesn’t know my parents changed my middle name. My middle name and her middle name was the same. I don’t have the heart to tell her.
Seriously, the next person that says “I’m sorry” when they hear I’m adopted will feel my wrath
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