Hello TRE Readers. I am Morgan Pearson and am a new contributor here.
I believe the things that hurt the most are the things that need to be talked about the most. For me what hurts the most is my adoption. When we make a subject taboo all we’re really doing is making it hard to talk about it. Which means everyone involved can’t be accepted for who they are or ask for outside help when they need it.
For most adoptees adoption was the most taboo subject growing up. It still is in my family, but everyday I work and speak up to change that. Other than talking about it, I use writing and art to let out my trapped feelings.
As adoptees, How do you deal with the taboos of adoption in your family? Who do you talk to? What do you use as an outlet for these “taboo” feelings?