DLF No Angel and subsequent posts on discussion

Yesterday I was quite bemused to find a scathing anti adoption article sent out to my inbox by an Adoption Support Group I am a member of. Odd if you ask me… What is that Adoption Support Groups agenda?

Anyway you can read the article above and also read my comments and subsequent replies here and here.

Unfortunately it seems only the bitter and twisted have the public ear. Tragic and sad as some people’s experiences are they can not and should not cloud the needs of the kids needing families.

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sams
    Nov 20, 2008 @ 09:31:04

    That was a great post you put up there! I’ve just posted some more. Apparently I’m wealthy whether I know it or not πŸ™‚

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  2. albyg
    Nov 20, 2008 @ 09:35:08

    what incredible and pain staking detail must have gone into his exceptional, high-quality research… but he missed these vital facts that would support his arguments:

    1. EVERY adoptee that ate bread in 1803 has died! all of them, without exception!
    2. The majority Adoptees that attended Woodstock experimented with drugs!
    3. It has also been reported that the majority of adoptee’s living in Nimbin NSW have taken on an alternative lifestyle.

    Clearly all of these “facts” support Robinson’s argument that adoption is a bad thing!

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  3. RogueQueen
    Nov 20, 2008 @ 09:35:18

    Thanks Sams
    You gotta feel sorry for some of these people though.
    Are you waiting to adopt or are finally on that super highway?

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  4. Sams
    Nov 20, 2008 @ 10:05:15

    We are (probably nauseatingly) proud parents of a 21 month-old Ethiopian empress!

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  5. RogueQueen
    Nov 20, 2008 @ 10:55:29

    That is wonderful news. Hope you are with your darling Empress soon!!

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  6. Sams
    Nov 20, 2008 @ 14:31:54

    We already are. We were fortunate enough to be united when she was 9 months old.

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  7. Felicity
    Nov 20, 2008 @ 22:53:05

    Oh since I was adopted… I must have lived in Nimbin… I don’t recall being there though… ummmm…

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  8. Julie
    Nov 21, 2008 @ 05:08:54

    What a great post you wrote in reply to “These angels aren’t telling the truth”

    I am a mother to two bios and two adopted sons. YES we adopted in the USA and we have a relationship with the bithmother and YES we are on the journey again this time through Social Services and the foster care system.

    I woud like to say that for all the negative views about adoption and also the USA. We have only worked with professional and very ethical agencies whom had the interests of the child as first responsibility. I have personally experienced both the Australian and the USA adoption system. The USA wins hands down for the eduaton classes and there positive caring attitude to ensure a good, as possible, outcome for ALL involved. There are children in need and we cannot ignore this. Australia does have a bad name internationally when it comes to its anti adoption views

    I have a friend who was not allowed to be adopted due to Australian laws and she said straight out that she has never felt she belonged because she was not able to have the security of a permanent family.

    My mother also sufffered as a young woman in Australia when her baby was taken from her. But for goodness sakes how can one even begin to compare this situation, while the pain is still there today, it was a very different situation to legal ethical adoption today. She can see the positives of adoption with her two adopted grandsons!

    For a person to not acknowledge that adoption can be a “good thing and a positive thing” is selfish and unrealistic. There ARE children in need of adoption and who are at this very moment dying due to lack of care and resources. This is a crime against humanity in my opinion. Maybe this guy should take a trip to Uganda or the likes where children are looking after children and have no food or adult supervision, they are dying!!

    Also thorough research should have been completed before he put pen to paper/ computer . Nancy L Segal and Amanda L Baden (Transracial adoptee herself) have some great and positive research as do many others when one is interested in reading/writing on both sides.

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  9. RogueQueen
    Nov 21, 2008 @ 08:12:14

    THanks Julie for the insight you have provided.
    I apreciate your comments.

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  10. RogueQueen
    Nov 21, 2008 @ 08:17:43

    Brilliant Sams!
    I would love to see pics of her if you are willing to share πŸ™‚

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  11. Sams
    Nov 21, 2008 @ 11:36:09

    Hmm .. I should update my blog. I meant to do it back on Father’s day – the court order went through that weekend.

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  12. raggamuffin
    Feb 27, 2009 @ 09:43:53

    Mmm isn’t strange that all the people with positive things to say about adoption are potential adopters and adopters but all the people with negative things to say are adoptees or mothers who have lost thier children. Tells you a lot about who wins and who looses doesn’t it.

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