Thursday, August 7, 2008

Why I Am Not Anti-Adoption

This is a placeholder for a post coming soon. I have been working on it, but this month is very busy for me so it is coming along slowly. Please check back. I think it will be thought-provoking, interesting, and informative for anyone interested in learning more about adoption, the adoption reform movement, and finally the anti-adoption movement. I'll also share some more personal experiences.

Edited to Add: See my post from today, September 16th. I finally made my first post on this topic, but wanted to do it on the front page of my blog so it received the proper viewing.

9 comments:

sf said...

I would be very surprised to hear that you WERE!!
xxo
sarah

hopalong said...

This sounds really interesting -- I know very little about the anti-adoption movement, but it's always been pretty difficult for me to understand. Admittedly, the only person I ever knew who was anti-adoption was a woman on LJ who insisted that she'd rather a child be aborted than adopted -- so I think she was probably pretty extreme, but I just can't get my head around that.

Although I do understand that the adoption system is, like most other systems in this country, badly in need of reform -- again, something I don't know much about, so I'd be interested to know some of your experience with it and insight into it.

-H

Masasa said...

"I would be very surprised to hear that you WERE!!"

Ah, but the real question is why not (and WHEN) did I become that way?!

antiadoption said...

myself included

Masasa said...

I know. I really owe you all this post finally. I promise I *have* been working on it a little bit every day. It's turned out to be a bit of dissertation. There are so many things that have led up to my position, and so many points that seem important to me. My life should ease up just a little in about three weeks. Barring any absolute disasters, I will post on or before that time. I swear.

And dearest "antiadoption" (who I know from a parenting discussion board we share in common), if by "myself included," you meant you would be surprised too to learn I was anti-adoption, again, I think the interesting question is why and when did I develop my positions. Actually that is critical, because I am not in favor of reforms instead of anti-adoption because I am an adoptive parent. I am an adoptive parent after a long process of discernment and research and deep *listening* during which I formed some of my initial conclusions.

antiadoption said...

By "myself included" I meant, I am interested to read your positions.

Masasa said...

I'm glad we are in community together.

By the way, sorry about how incoherent my sentences were in my comment. I was writing far too quickly, trying to rush off to get more work done.

antiadoption said...

No need to be sorry.

Masasa said...

See my post from today, September 16th. I finally made my first post on this topic, but wanted to do it on the front page of my blog so it received the proper viewing.