Today is #worldadoptionday . I get the purpose to “celebrate” adoption, but it’s so much more complex than just filling the “want/need” to have kids and/or “saving” children. Adoption has many sides and many perspectives, not just love and happiness. I’m here to #FlipTheScript and represent the often misunderstood and misrepresented perspective of an adoptee; the loss of birth/first mothers and families, birth certificates, medical history, the truth, and also the grief, sadness, confusion, solitude, depression, the lies, racism, adoption as a multimillion dollar industry, and all the other feelings that agencies and adoptive families sometimes either fear or don’t want to listen to. #NationalAdoptionMonth #adoptionstory #adoptionjourney #adoptee #adoptionawareness @confessionsofanadoptee @adopttogether @worldadoptionday @hankfortener @scottharrison @jess_stam @dalepartridge (at Ocean Beach, San Francisco)

Today is #worldadoptionday . I get the purpose to “celebrate” adoption, but it’s so much more complex than just filling the “want/need” to have kids and/or “saving” children. Adoption has many sides and many perspectives, not just love and happiness. I’m here to #FlipTheScript and represent the often misunderstood and misrepresented perspective of an adoptee; the loss of birth/first mothers and families, birth certificates, medical history, the truth, and also the grief, sadness, confusion, solitude, depression, the lies, racism, adoption as a multimillion dollar industry, and all the other feelings that agencies and adoptive families sometimes either fear or don’t want to listen to. #NationalAdoptionMonth #adoptionstory #adoptionjourney #adoptee #adoptionawareness @confessionsofanadoptee @adopttogether @worldadoptionday @hankfortener @scottharrison @jess_stam @dalepartridge (at Ocean Beach, San Francisco)