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when oppressive nobodies* create entire blogs for the sole purpose of interjecting their clueless opinions into OUR lived experience.
*specifically wannabe white savior spawn mad cos us helpless little orphans grow up and don’t stay voiceless.
IDK, there’s just something about telling Westerners they don’t have exclusive buying rights on other peoples’ children that draws a very special amount of their rage and free time?
the fact that this even needs to be fucking said…
People talk a lot about wanting to save foster children and adoptees from lives of pain and torment, but then you have foster kids being aged out on to the streets when they come of age, RAD therapy consisting of just plain beating us up, and half the film and television plots out there either romanticizing us, sentimentalizing us, or using us as villains with Freudian excuses. So the general public view us as grandiose at best if we talk about our lives, or as pathetic or evil. Sometimes all three at once. That’s not even talking about the fuckery of how we wind up in the system, I’m just talking about what happens once we’re in. If you want to help us, think beyond taking us into your homes. Think about the laws that fuck up our lives and about the people that exploit us or make claims about us so they can freely abuse us.
Truth be told.
Since I didn’t get powers during adolescence like I was promised by the majority of every portrayal of an adopted kid ever in pop culture.
Well hey given that you’re an archaeologist and your pastimes include bone collecting (!!!!!!!!) your Magical Orphan(tm) trajectory is totes probs more along the lines of those forensic adult dramas than coming-of-age story…
srsly I just saw this scifi crime series where the protagonist is an undercover agent and fully grown ass woman but then the obvs love interest gets her to reveal “boom I’m an ORPHAN” and then she IMMEDIATELY gains entry in this paranormal world so ja
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Nobody wants a band of kids that is already a family unit.
They are trying to integrate you into them, not be integrated into you.
So why are you telling people you have not just one — but two or three siblings? Say goodbye to them and send the youngest ones off to fend for themselves.
They probably won’t even remember you later.
Maybe you can find them in adulthood through Facebook if you’re sentimental.
Be an orphan.
Do you really expect to be adopted you if want to maintain ties with your birth family?
People fear your mother showing up at their front door. That is why they like to adopt kids from as far away as possible!
"I am a poor orphan. I am a poor orphan."
That is your new mantra, and do stop talking about your mother.
Not only should you obliterate your memory, but you should also ask your social worker to burn any records that suggest you may have difficulty making adults feel loved and needed in exchange for a home.
Adoption is not about what you want. It’s about what adopters want.
Get it straight, kids!
— From international adoptee’s Jane Jeong Trenka’s brilliant satire, “How to stop languishing and get yourself adopted.”
The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) would broaden the U.S. government’s definition of human trafficking to finally include the kidnapping and purchase of children falsely branded as “orphans” by adoptive parents.
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