Wednesday, July 2, 2008
SHE said that her 18 year old daughter was 'retarded'.
SHE said that her daughter had just gotten a job as a shoe sorter, but SHE was worried that her daughter would steal the shoes.
SHE said that the family, minus the 'retarded' daughter, went out to dinner and her birth son said that they should never have adopted the daughter.
SHE asked if the group knew of a doctor who would sterilize her daughter.
SHE said her daughter was ruining her life.
SHE said if SHE knew then what SHE knows now, SHE would never have adopted her daughter.
SHE said all this during a meeting of an adoption support group meeting.
At the same meeting were new adoptive parents, parents still trying to find their way through the challenges faced with adopting older children. I thought it very insensitive that SHE didn't moderate her comments a little more. I was really uncomfortable during the entire meeting. I need to find a way to process all this and make a decision about my further participation in this group.