Adoptee Suicide

We lost another today.

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When L’wen Scott took her own life, those of us in the adoption community said, “Another.”

http://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/people/2014/03/20/lwren-scott-hated-adopted-life/6642301/

It was so recent that Charlotte Dawson had done the same:

http://kimcoull.com/2014/02/26/adoption-trauma-farewell-charlotte-dawson/

These two celebrity deaths made us take notice of a recent study, although many of us did not need “proof”:

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/810625

Adoptees are four times more likely than the non-adopted to attempt suicide. And those who attempt suicide are much more likely to actually die that way.

We are the lucky ones, aren’t we. The fortunate. The chosen. The ones who weren’t aborted, as we are so often reminded. So we’d better be grateful. By the same line of reasoning, we were thrown away. Abandoned. And to even think about “those people” is betrayal to the ones who raised us, our real parents.

So why are we killing ourselves?

L’wen Scott and Charlotte Dawson should have been Successful Adoption poster children…

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