We are, I believe, currently witnessing the adoption equivalent of the resurgent and unapologetic racism and classism found elsewhere in society as white supremacy and fascism “unstructure” themselves and present fully within dominant discourses. By this I mean to say that there are adopters who present themselves as “perfected caregivers”, despite issues of race or class. There are adopters who no longer hide their loathing of the children temporarily in their care. They no longer feign guarding their privacy, or pretend that they are acting beneficently or charitably. They no longer are attempting to uphold their expected performance.
This is a copy of my first article for Adoption Arena – the first of many I hope! Interesting question raised by another adult adoptee that posted a piece in a private forum on social media. It got me thinking. Here in the good old U of K we’re introducing reforms to the Children and […]