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POV Adoption Stories on PBS

PBS is launching a documentary series beginning August 31. I am very interested to watch them. I am taking in adoption stories from the adoptees perspective like air these days. Check it out:

Adoption Stories on PBS

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July 31, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. From the previews alone, I see the original identity of adoptees to be irrelevant to the adults controlling their lives. I see the disregard for an adoptees need for answers and for knowing who and where they come from. I see ethnicity unacknowledged and ignored.

    All this is done by the adults who profitted from these adoptions. The people involved in the “transaction” aka “sale” of the adoptees who make big bucks (6 Billion Dollar/Year Industry, folks) as well as the adoptive parents who get a child they desperately wanted because “something was missing”.

    Adoption is no longer providing a home for an orphan; it is providing orphans for childless couples with money.

    90% of children listed as “orphans” happen to have at least one living biological parent. They are NOT orphans! They are children whose family is poor and can’t feed them.

    Instead of well-off Americans taking babies away from poor people, maybe they should adopt the entire family so that no one has to lose their family. But, that will NEVER happen, because it’s all about the “me-me-me-ing” and the adoption industry providing the “product” that makes them lots of money.

    Comment by Mara | July 31, 2010 | Reply

  2. I have reunited with my son who has also reunited with his father. Knowing his origins means everything to my son.
    We helped him to get his original birth certificate.

    Knowing his original family does not take anything away from his adoptive one. It makes my son feel complete to have his ancestry and it makes him feel safe to have his whole medical history. It makes him feel normal that he can answer questions about family medical history should his doctor ask.

    Some of his medical history was not passed on and it almost killed him. His adoptive doctor father did not know that my son had inherited postural hypotension. Skiing down a black run is not the time to find that out. My son blacked out and crashed into a tree.

    The only thing that saved him was the fact that he had also inherited my very strong dense bones – broken bones in our family are extremely rare. The doctors were astounded that his rib cage stayed intact despite hitting the tree at about 40 miles an hour but even then his postural hypotension went undiagnosed. It wasn’t until I found my son that he was informed by me of this. I have taught him special techniques to help him cope with his condition. He has not had a blackout since.

    My son needs everyone in his life and to cut out half of his family would be cruel. There is enough love to go around. He needs us all.

    Comment by unicorn | August 1, 2010 | Reply

  3. Looks interesting.

    Comment by Noman | August 1, 2010 | Reply


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