It’s a very special day — This blog turns one year old today! One year ago, I was dealing with one of the worst weeks of my life. I didn’t feel ready to share many of my thoughts on a platform that was linked to my name, but I knew I needed to write. Thus, … More ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY
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
Adoption Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adopteelilly/ It has been so fun connecting with all of you–especially fellow adoptees who have shared their experiences with me. I decided to have a Q & A that will allow me to answer as many of your questions as possible without draining me of my energy! Please comment your questions below or … More MY ADOPTION STORY BONUS EPISODE | Ask Me Anything | Q & A
Hi, everyone! You probably found me due to the latest news regarding an adoption influencer and re-homing her son. I wanted to give another update and also welcome you to the channel. I share A LOT about my adoption story and hope that adoptees may find validation and support through my videos. It’s an added … More MY ADOPTION STORY | NEW SUBS AND INFLUENCER UPDATE | CHAT TIME
I published this video ahead of schedule because it felt very right given the latest exploitation of a non-consenting transracial adoptee. If you follow adoption on social media, then you likely know of at least one adoption blogger that has shared a lot of private information about their family and adoption story. Adoption is a … More MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 65 Irked by Adoption Bloggers