Adult Adoptees Advocating for Change

Reform => Reform => Topic started by: LateDiscovery on April 25, 2007, 01:44:58 am



Title: The Bad Binkie Award: and the winner is...
Post by: LateDiscovery on April 25, 2007, 01:44:58 am
Invariably when refers to adult adoptees as "adopted children" they mean to put us in our place. We are supposed to stay "barefoot and grateful". I've written some pretty pithy letters to the editor in my time about this, but today I found out about an editorial by the Daily Campus, the student newspaper at the University of Connecticut, that solemnly intones that the rights of "adopted children" to access their birth certificates need to be weighed against the mythological "birthmother's" right to privacy, blah de blah blah. This really irked me. The kids who wrote this drivvel are the same age as my oldest kid, and THEY HAVE THE NERVE TO CALL ME A CHILD?

So I have decided to start the Bad Binkie Award, for the uninformed who editorially call us "adopted children". I'm going to announce awards on my blog, BB Church's Funhouse http://bbchurch.blogspot.com (http://BB Church's Funhouse http://bbchurch.blogspot.com) and I'm going to send them a pacifier in the mail with a note: "I am no longer an adopted child, so I don't need this pacifier. I've sent it to you as a reminder that I am an adult adoptee and I expect the same rights as all adults." I think they would make excellent reminders to legislators too, along with a note that we are adopted adults and WE VOTE...


Title: Re: The Bad Binkie Award: and the winner is...
Post by: Gershom on April 25, 2007, 02:19:14 am
oh my gosh, are you married, because after reading this post  :ihu: this is the BEST IDEA I HAVE SEEN IN SO LONG. I literally just fell out of my chair!!! You are **** hilarious!!! If you don't mind i have a few people I would like to send pacifiers too!  :rotfl:


Title: Re: The Bad Binkie Award: and the winner is...
Post by: gabbymoggy on April 25, 2007, 02:38:47 am
Absolutely love the idea!!!


Title: Re: The Bad Binkie Award: and the winner is...
Post by: Lillie on April 25, 2007, 08:29:46 am
I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it !!


Damn straight we're VOTERS...  ::)  It would serve them well to remind them of that!!!!   :P


Title: Re: The Bad Binkie Award: and the winner is...
Post by: Stewie on April 25, 2007, 08:49:33 am
 ::)  ::)  ::)  ::)  ::)  ::)  ::)  ::)

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!! Can we have a BINKY ALERT so we ALL can send binkys?!  :drnks:


Title: Re: The Bad Binkie Award: and the winner is...
Post by: Lillie on April 25, 2007, 08:53:55 am
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!! Can we have a BINKY ALERT so we ALL can send binkys?!  :drnks:


I'll set up a Binky Alert! Board under Vomitrocious.  This is a GREAT idea!!!    :-*


Title: Re: The Bad Binkie Award: and the winner is...
Post by: Gershom on April 25, 2007, 10:07:44 am
its IS a great idea! i can't wait for that board!!! grassroots!


Title: Re: The Bad Binkie Award: and the winner is...
Post by: Stewie on April 25, 2007, 10:17:41 am
GREAT comment on the article, too, Ron.   :)

 :baby: :baby:


Title: Re: The Bad Binkie Award: and the winner is...
Post by: Lillie on April 25, 2007, 11:17:24 am
I left a comment!!   >:(


Title: Re: The Bad Binkie Award: and the winner is...
Post by: SoloZolo on April 25, 2007, 12:18:23 pm
Great job, Ron!  I left a comment too.