Friday, November 9, 2007

Tell Me A Story

Do you have a child who was adopted and who would like to share their story? Does your child have a voice they would like heard, anonymously or not? If not a story, does your child write poetry or plays or essays relating to their adoption experience, their life as an adopted child/sibling, their hopes and dreams for the future, or their daily struggles? If so, I would like to hear from them.

Again to celebrate National Adoption Month, I would like to publish your child's writing. I don't care if it is happy, sad, angry, or any other emotion. I just believe it is very important for our children who have been adopted to have their voices heard. Or, do you have birth siblings who want to have a say about having siblings who have been adopted? I would like to hear their viewpoints also.

Please encourage your children to contact me via the email address on this blog. I will only share as much information as they and you want shared. So much attention is paid to supporting parents who adopt, and I believe it is just as important to attend to supporting children who have been adopted. I look forward to hearing from you and your children!


Esbee said...

I saw this yesterday and was so angry and sad.

Ashley's Mom said...

I too am angry and sad. This type of situation is exactly what sets children on a path of self-destruction. I truly wish there was a way that Social Services could do a better job of both screening and preparing parents to adopt older children. It also appears there was very little support after the adoption for both the mother and child. Had that support been in place, the outcome might have been different.

My oldest daughter had some of the same behaviors as Zahina. The difference for me is that I do have wonderful post-adoption support. It is the reason my family is intact.