I’ve noticed a trend recently. When I tell someone that I am writing a book about my adoption experience, almost without failure I hear how adoption has touched the lives of others. Some are adoptees; some gave children up for adoption; some are adoptive parents; some are birth-parents. They all have stories to tell. This came to light for me again at the conference where, of course, the subject of my work-in-progress came up more than once.
A few months ago I searched around on the internet trying to find a group of adoptees who shared my own perspective on adoption. I discovered that there is an angry community of adoptees out there, and that much of the anger stems from coming out of the closed adoption system.
I am considering starting a second blog with an adoption theme – a positive adoption theme – but before I go too far down that road I would like to hear back from you all. You’ll notice a poll on the right side of this page that I hope you will take a moment to answer. If you care to leave a comment on this post, anonymous if you wish, I would love to hear more.