I recently received an email from an old mailing list that I guess I’m still on because I presented at their conference a while back. It was promoting an online discussion of a train wreck of a book written by E. Kay Trimberger, entitled Creole Son [sic]. Everything about the event outlined in the email was infuriating, and I wrote up a rebuttal on my own blog about it.
This post here is a kind of follow-up to the Adoption911 post. It seems we’ve moved through a period of “empathy” from adoptive parents, and having been assuaged that we were making progress, many of them are taking advantage of that and even more brazenly putting themselves out there as the experts concerning our stories and our narratives. Agree or disagree, here is the question I wish to ask here: How do you see the evolution of APs in terms of adoptee/adoption rights? What are your thoughts on this preempting of our narrative? Did this ever happen with your own APs? How can we address this theft of our stories? Feel free to bring anything else you wish to this discussion.
[I encourage adoptees to attend and make their voices heard on the date of this event, Tuesday June 2nd at 4 p.m. EDT. To participate in this event, go to https://ucla.zoom.us/j/91508433359; the event number is 91508433359 and the password is 702044.]