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Thursday, November 1, 2012

National Adoption Awareness Month #NAAM #flipthescript #valid voices

November is National Adoption Awareness Month (#NAAM)

I've joined the Lost Daughters NaBloPoMo/NAAM effort by using their cool icon (at right) and I wrote a new entry on the Lost Daughters blog ( called "What has and has not happened,"  on November 3.... I will be posting lots this month so stay tuned! Trace

A bit of history:

NAAM has deviated from its original intentions. Large adoption stakeholders, such as agencies and other adoption facilitators, have begun using this month as a way to market all of their adoption services as well as celebrate the institution. Rather unscrupulous marketing has taken away the focus from the needs of kids in foster care, overshadowed the needs of those who have already experienced adoption, and spread misinformation about the institution itself.

November is also NaBloPoMo, a month where brave bloggers everywhere dedicate themselves to making one blog post per day, throughout the month of November, to support the art of writing. In the adoption bloggosphere, many adoption bloggers use this month to put the focus back on the needs of foster kids, bring post-adoption needs and realities back into focus, and correct some of the misinformation about adoption that is spread during this month.

UPDATE: In 2014, #FLIPTHE SCRIPT became a HIT!

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As the single largest unregulated industry in the United States, adoption is viewed as a benevolent action that results in the formation of “forever families.”
The truth is that it is a very lucrative business with a known sales pitch. With profits last estimated at over $1.44 billion dollars a year, mothers who consider adoption for their babies need to be very aware that all of this promotion clouds the facts and only though independent research can they get an accurate account of what life might be like for both them and their child after signing the adoption paperwork.

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