#Flipthescript has made an impact this year during National Adoption Month. Thanks to the adoptee bloggers and their words, advocates, and all that speak their truth…change will happen.
It has been very interesting and informative to observe the reactions and backlash to #flipthescript, adoptees having their say about adoption, telling their stories during the month of November which seems to have been dominated by those who wish to advertise adoption and who believe in ‘the beauty of adoption’.
The “single story adoption narrative”, as Laura Dennis describes it, is not a truthful look at adoption, nor does it serve adoptees or adopters well, because it is sometimes pie in the sky, but is one-sided and therefore a limited view of adoption. Those views are of course valid and need to be heard, but as in all things, a complete picture cannot be gained if we only hear from one group of people. A relatively small group of people when you consider it, as there are many more adoptees in the world than there are adopters! Tracy De Whitt…
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