The backlash that has been happening ever since "The Open Letter", written by my adoptee friend has been far reaching. I haven't had any negative comments on my blog about it (yet) but I'm sure that once people realize that it's there, I will. The thing is, from what I can tell, the bulk of the negativity is coming from adoptive parents who are offended that an adoptee is daring to speak directly to them about their truths and feelings.
It's sad really. One of the anonymous commenters on iadoptee's blog post highlighting the letter said that she believed that the writer of the letter was full of teenage angst and that's when I started to shake with anger. I guess I should be used to still being treated like a child when it comes to adoption...have to wait for the government to tell me that I'm allowed to have my original birth certificate after all...but to see someone take a beautiful, well thought out message and cheapen the author by dismissing their feelings as being juvenile, well, my blood boiled, put it that way.
Then came the, "well, sometimes growing up with your biological family is no picnic either..". Really? I wouldn't know that since I wasn't given the option to grow up with mine.
Why does the voice of an adoptee threaten adoptive/potential adoptive parents so much? What is the deal? Someone? Anyone? Bueller?