Things In Life That Are Really Really Awful « Joy’s Division
The comment I made on Von's blog yesterday (on her Nov. 3rd post) bears repeating:
I attended the international adoption conference in Boston last year and one of the major points stated throughout was DO NOT BLOG about your adopting a child. DO NOT BLOG about the child (or children) at all. That child will grow up and find the blog by her adoptive mother and read these highly personal details. It is a violation of the child's right to privacy. (I envision lawyers lining up to sue a-parents for this infraction.) Obviously young adoptees do not arrive with a written warning - do not blog about me - it's not in our paperwork or in the adoption decree.
There are adopters out there who read your blog Von - I do hope they hear this message loud and clear.
I am an adoptee and clearly I always wanted more information about my identity than the nonsense I received from my adoptive parents.
If I read details of how they adopted me on a public blog and if they mention my natural parents and my ancestry and the how or why I was given up - I would throw up first then call an attorney.
AND FINALLY - here is a good reason to celebrate Adoption Awareness Month in NOVEMBER 2011: AWARENESS= BLOGS=CHANGE: