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Those big milestones are supposed to be really happy moments. For adoptees, they can be a bit more complicated. While I am also proud of my accomplishments and genuinely happy I have made it this far, there is always a part of me that wishes my first family could be there to witness these moments … More MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 72 | Hitting Milestones as an Adoptee
I’ve been sharing my story on social media for two and a half years now. It has been a lot of fun connecting with fellow advocates, but sharing on social media comes with its challenges too. All too often, people just tell you to cut everyone off that doesn’t accept your true self. What happens … More MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 71 | Sharing your story on social media
Here’s the disclaimer to ensure you read until the end: NOT ALL PARENTS INVALIDATE ADOPTEES After spending a few years in various adoption groups online, a common theme in all is: adoptees being silenced and written off for being “disrespectful and argumentative”. When I see those comments, I scratch my head. Looking at the comment … More Is it Disrespect or just Disagreement?
Why am I writing this and not just ignoring the haters? Because I know about all the adoptees feeling alone and watching advocates being gaslighted when sharing their experiences. When you relate to someone sharing, and you see them being attacked for it, that automatically puts some fear into your mind that it’ll happen to … More Triggers are Valid
Adoptees have a unique shared experience of grief, trauma, and pain that we endured in the first days, months, and years of our lives. That trauma and grief manifest throughout our life. We speak up, but are often met with invalidation and gaslighting. Crib-mate has been a term used to describe the shared adoptee experience. … More MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 70 | TRIGGERED by the term CRIB-MATE
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