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MarLo
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« on: April 27, 2007, 11:14:11 am »

Coco,

I agree that advertising for a mom to give up her baby is sick.  I think its part of the idea our society has been pushing more and more, that it just doesn't matter how you get a baby, they are all interchangeable and they don't need to have any connection to their heritage, family or themselves really.  I think the big question is how to get this trend to turn the other way - and for people to understand that breaking up the family connection causes all kinds of damage to all parties.  Everyone here knows that but out in the real world a lot of people believe Angelina Jolie and the God-loving mother wanna be from My Space are saints. 

One thing that would help, I think is if more of our stories are told.  One big problem is that there are so many adoptees who aren't in touch with their pain and loss.  They are the fierce advocates for adoption because they feel so bad about themselves they need to keep thanking the world for not throwing them in the garbage.  I was like that for a good long time so I don't condemn any adoptee for their position or their need to protect themselves, but I think the more moms and adoptees speak out about the pain, the better.  People don't want to hear it but we need to keep trying.   

Its sad Stewie that your state wants to change 'natural' mother to 'birth' mother.  Again, the trend is heading in the wrong direction!  I hear in foster care situations the court likes to talk about the best interest of the child - and they gives lip service at least to prefering the natural family if possible, so why can't that be carried into the pre-adoption situation.  Not only the best interest of the child -but the mother too.  There is plenty of evidence that giving up a child will cause the mother, father and extended family harm, and will also harm the child.  Dream on right?

MarLo


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