"Adult adoptees are a primary source for knowledge about adoption as an institution. Their perceptions are unique, for adult adoptees are actually the only persons who can tell us what it is like to live adoption in a society in which most people are not adopted." -Child Welfare League of America
In yesterday's Blogoholics Anonymous, I included a post by an adult adoptee.
I'm finding, however, that a lot of adoptive parents don't want to read that stuff. It's negative.
We're happy with our families formed through adoption. We feel blessed.
Adult adoptees, on the other hand, can come across so angry. They come across angry, when they ought to be grateful. . . ummm, should they be grateful?
Angry or grateful?
In Are We Like Those Slave Owners? my eleven year old biological son, Nathan, asks some tough questions about how Wenxin might feel about this whole adoption business. (This story occurred when Wenxin had been home about six months.)
Think about it. Should adopted kids feel more grateful than other kids? What do you think? **The clues to what I think are in the post: Are We Like Those Slave Owners? And be sure to read the comments. This is one of those cases where the comments are better than the original post.