Sunday, March 22, 2009

All Sides of the Triangle

Adoption is sometimes referred to as a triangle: the child, the biological parents and the adoptive parents.  

On the triangle, we're all connected.  We need to know and be known to make this crazy thing that is adoption work for everyone. From personal experience, I know being an adoptive parent is complex and emotionally laden. Through conversations, reading and lectures/panels I attend, I get opportunity to reach to understand the experiences of adoptees. What I rarely find is a way to connect to the experience of first moms.  

Once in a while, on the blogosphere, I find a post like this post.  In a world where so many women's truths are silenced, I'm glad to hear her speak out. 

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