On Twitter, I came across a discussion of adoptive parents talking about the questions they get asked about adoption; they were defining themselves as having been “ostracized” for their adoptions.
I asked myself—and wanted to ask them, but 140 characters is dismal for this kind of discussion—is this at all valid? When you have the luxury and privilege to adopt, do you get to then complain about that act?
Especially in comparison to what adoptees go through? It struck me as a kind of “slumming it” at our expense; delving into our ostracism knowing that at the end of the day they are not adopted….
Any thoughts? Please expand at will.