November has been deemed National Adoption (Awareness) Month as a way of promoting adoption. At WARM we do not promote adoption – we encourage reunion and reconciliation in the aftermath of adoption.
Flip The Script was created several years ago to give adoptees a voice in the midst of what many feel to be the commodification of their identities. Adoptees are “flipping the script” on National Adoption Month by speaking out on how adoption has affected them personally.
We encourage everyone to read blog posts and statements made by adoptees, not only in November, but whenever and wherever they are speaking their truth. And while reading if you find yourself feeling defensive, first we hope you will keep reading, and second: Listen to understand, not to reply. Trust us when we say we have been told how to think and feel long enough.
Suggested reading: Dear Adoption series.