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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged adoptee

Apr 22 '14

confessions-of-an-adoptee:

#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.

Apr 19 '14
afrillisdark:

bankuei:

acceber74:

sasha-thumper:











4-Year Old U.S. Adoptee Killed by “Water Therapy”
[TRIGGER WARNING: child abuse, death] As his 4-year-old adopted daughter Cassandra lay dying, Richard Killpack blamed her condition on “emotional problems” and “a really bad case of RAD [Reactive Attachment Disorder]" in his 911 call.
Killpack and his wife Jenette had punished the child for sneaking sips of her sister’s drink by sitting her on a bar stool, tying her hands behind her back with the help of their biological daughter, and forcing her to drink a lethal amount of water.
EMTs found the child unconscious with distended belly and pink foam from her mouth. Medical examiners declared cause of death water intoxication, a condition in which over-abundance of water causes sodium levels in the body to drop, resulting in fatal swelling of the brain.
"I said, ‘You’ll have to go to Mom and do the drinking-water thing,’" the Killpacks’ biological daughter Heather said in a police interview. "She makes her drink ‘til she pukes."

The Killpacks insist they were using “water therapy” to cure their adopted child’s disorder, stating in TV appearances that under the rules set by attachment therapists, Cassandra had to ask for everything, including food and water, “to help her understand dependency, that her mom and dad loved her.”
Sources: CNN |ACT










I’m disgusted. And to top it off the parents’ names are “Killpack”, Jesus. 

Except you don’t get your children to you love you by having them beg for food and water.
What the fuck is wrong with these people???
ETA: The mother only served six years. The father was acquitted.  All because this four year old baby drank some of her [white] sister’s Kool-Aid. 
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/killpack-walks-free-after-six-years-in-prison/article_98cae908-515c-55f3-b040-9ee371e11fc6.html

the amount of incidents of horrific violence to adopted children of color… 

As a behavior therapist for autistic or other behavior problem kids…. When we want to prompt the kiddos to ask or say things. Like they want a drink. We hold the cup or cover it and look at them and say “have drink?” “Can I have some water?” “Juice?” (Depends on age) And say it enough until they repeat it. Once they repeat it they get the reward of having it. I understand the importance of negative reinforcement but I draw the line at abuse like this. It breaks my heart

Except Cassandra wasn’t autistic OR behaviorally challenged. She was simply adopted by violent shitheads who (like you) blithely conflate being adopted with “behavior problems.”
Your commentary is especially worthless and ableist in light of this. And your level of ignorance of the countless bio spawn child “experts” who feel the need to interject with irrelevant (and frankly suspect) bullshit to mitigate the literal child torture of adoptees doesn’t matter. You people are less than a dime a dozen, seriously.
I’m the OP, and you obviously have no awareness of how us international and transracial adoptees are so systemically gravely misdiagnosed as “behaviorally challenged,” “serial killers,” or the freaking Dark Lord. Sit down and shut your ignorant mouth. X

afrillisdark:

bankuei:

acceber74:

sasha-thumper:

4-Year Old U.S. Adoptee Killed by “Water Therapy”

[TRIGGER WARNING: child abuse, death] As his 4-year-old adopted daughter Cassandra lay dying, Richard Killpack blamed her condition on “emotional problems” and “a really bad case of RAD [Reactive Attachment Disorder]" in his 911 call.

Killpack and his wife Jenette had punished the child for sneaking sips of her sister’s drink by sitting her on a bar stool, tying her hands behind her back with the help of their biological daughter, and forcing her to drink a lethal amount of water.

EMTs found the child unconscious with distended belly and pink foam from her mouth. Medical examiners declared cause of death water intoxication, a condition in which over-abundance of water causes sodium levels in the body to drop, resulting in fatal swelling of the brain.

"I said, ‘You’ll have to go to Mom and do the drinking-water thing,’" the Killpacks’ biological daughter Heather said in a police interview. "She makes her drink ‘til she pukes."

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The Killpacks insist they were using “water therapy” to cure their adopted child’s disorder, stating in TV appearances that under the rules set by attachment therapists, Cassandra had to ask for everything, including food and water, “to help her understand dependency, that her mom and dad loved her.”

Sources: CNN |ACT

I’m disgusted. And to top it off the parents’ names are “Killpack”, Jesus. 

Except you don’t get your children to you love you by having them beg for food and water.

What the fuck is wrong with these people???

ETA: The mother only served six years. The father was acquitted.  All because this four year old baby drank some of her [white] sister’s Kool-Aid. 

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/killpack-walks-free-after-six-years-in-prison/article_98cae908-515c-55f3-b040-9ee371e11fc6.html

the amount of incidents of horrific violence to adopted children of color… 

As a behavior therapist for autistic or other behavior problem kids…. When we want to prompt the kiddos to ask or say things. Like they want a drink. We hold the cup or cover it and look at them and say “have drink?” “Can I have some water?” “Juice?” (Depends on age) And say it enough until they repeat it. Once they repeat it they get the reward of having it. I understand the importance of negative reinforcement but I draw the line at abuse like this. It breaks my heart

Except Cassandra wasn’t autistic OR behaviorally challenged. She was simply adopted by violent shitheads who (like you) blithely conflate being adopted with “behavior problems.”

Your commentary is especially worthless and ableist in light of this. And your level of ignorance of the countless bio spawn child “experts” who feel the need to interject with irrelevant (and frankly suspect) bullshit to mitigate the literal child torture of adoptees doesn’t matter. You people are less than a dime a dozen, seriously.

I’m the OP, and you obviously have no awareness of how us international and transracial adoptees are so systemically gravely misdiagnosed as “behaviorally challenged,” “serial killers,” or the freaking Dark Lord. Sit down and shut your ignorant mouth. X

Apr 16 '14

fifthblackbird:

when i tell you i’m adopted (◡‿◡✿)

do not apologize (✿◡‿◡)

"#ugh #bio spawn #they just can’t help themselves

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Apr 16 '14
Apr 2 '14

aerialklove:

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 :)

Apr 2 '14

paintingmyownsky:

Hey guys, I’m trying this out and I really need your help. I made this video trying to get my story out there. My name is Lena and I’m 19 years old. I’m adopted from Russia and have been searching for my birth parents and sister ever since. I have never met them or seen what they look like. If you could share this video and/or give me advice or stories you may have, it would be greatly appreciated. I have no idea if this will work, but I’m trying all my options. I’m just a girl with a piece of me gone missing that I would like to find. Thanks for all your support. Please reblog and share. Thank you!!

(Source: immunitytotheimmune)

Apr 2 '14

quiltbagging asked:

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

Mar 31 '14
"#124. I wish the society and the media stopped portraying adoptees as either horrible/rebellious/destructive kids or perpetually indebted children whose adoption is the best thing that ever happened to them. Nothing in life is that straightforward, especially not our lives. It’s so surprising how they all think they know what it is and what it’s like, and then choose only what they want to hear. We know better than anyone, yet our voices are hushed."
Mar 28 '14

aerialklove:

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.

Mar 26 '14

hawaiianpassion:

Seriously, the next person that says “I’m sorry” when they hear I’m adopted will feel my wrath