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this article starts with the line ‘when half the faculty at Harvard and Boston College Law Schools endorse a bill that encourages poor countries to take children from their mothers and send them to the United States for adoption, you’d think something was amiss’ and it’s probably a sign i read too many (or just enough) adoption blogs that my first thought was ‘i thought that was the whole point of international adoption’.
"Children who were not unparented or homeless before end up becoming institutionalized as a direct result of orphanages setting up shop in poor areas.”
is it wrong to ask adoptees about transracial adoption though? i feel like they'd know best from firsthand experience. but i understand how that could potentially be rude
Yes it is, unless they have personally said they have no problem sharing or answering questions (such as myself) do not fucking do it. It is not our job to educate you, there are people who do education and agencies have resources, hell you can probably find some online if you would take 3 seconds to google them.
Going up to an adoptee and asking them to relive their ENTIRE adoption experience, which for many people was pretty damn traumatizing, is fucked up and inappropriate. Many people may not even be finished processing that experience and you just put them back to square one because you wanted information. Plus as i said before, adoptees are not involved in the process, so they really won’t be able to help you much and if you’re just asking them to find out how to parent a transracially adopted person, stop in your tracks and never transracially adopt. Do not tokenize adopted people. Bottom line, if they don’t offer, do not ask.
It would also be nice if white savior spawn could stop coming through the fucking woodwork and (without so much as a ‘please' or 'thank you’) expecting transracial adoptees to answer their dumbshit questions on how to
buy adopt a child. X
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