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I've been rolling something around in my head these past few days. You'll likely be unsurprised it relates to #adoption.

What happens after reunion, even the good ones, a thread.
As many (if not all) of you know I am an adult #adoptee. Through DNA and searching, I became an adult adoptee in (partial) reunion last year.

I'd like to have a chat about things I've heard since then, and what it all means.
As per usual, I am an adoptee, but I'm not the only adoptee.

Some parts of this may resonate and reflect in the stories of others. Some parts may not.

All of those other stories are equally valid, and I only speak for me.
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Another *SUPER* problematic thing people keep saying about adoption right now. I’m going to try to stay calm and patiently breakdown why this really isn’t ok.
First, we need to address this idea that adoption is expensive. It’s not entirely accurate folks. Two specific kinds of adoption are expensive (and those kinds of adoption seem to dominate the narrative:)

-International adoption
-Private agency adoption of newborns
Here’s the first elephant in the room we need to address then:

Adoption is only expensive if your main priority is getting a specific sort of child within a narrowly define set of acceptable circumstances.
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At the risk of once again of turning my DMs into a raging dumpster fire, can we have a serious conversation about the trend of viral videos showing the moment a child is told they will be adopted? As an adoptee, I'm pretty taken aback when they appear in my feed
These videos are overwhelmingly made not by the adoptees themselves, but by the adoptive parents, & are most often shared (or even made) without the consent of the adoptee. It's packaging one of their most conflicted and emotional experiences for mass public consumption.
But even if a parent does ask permission? The power imbalance calls that consent into question. Adoptive parents hold the power to grant/deny stability, security, & a permanent family to that adoptee. It creates (albeit unintentionally in most cases) an undue pressure to consent.
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