Who Owns Adoption?

Thank you, Von Coates, and Shea Grim for the original quote.

The Life Of Von

“The problem is you can’t separate the corrupt system from the institution. And just because adoption worked for YOU doesn’t give you the right to call for the silencing of adoptees, to attempt to dismiss their point of view as just so much “political correctness” or a campaign by an “angry” minority. Adoptors don’t own adoption, and if you’re surprised and disappointed that the whitewash that has been National Adoption Month for decades suddenly just got an infusion of reality from people who were actually ADOPTED, well, I for one am not sorry” – Shea Grim, Bastard Nation
I doubt there are any who genuinely wish to understand adoption and what it does to adoptees who could be sorry for that “infusion of reality” that flooded the month of November. It was encouraging and refreshing to see adoptees have their say, speak their minds and tell their stories. To those…

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