Seems that adoption isn’t always about the adoptive parents, it’s about self proclaimed birthmothers too. Just not about adoptees. Check out this entry from Drunkenatheist.com. This old bitch can work up a whine the most entitled adoptive parent would envy.
First our self proclaimed bithmother draws a never before explored parallel between New Jersey and sucking. What wit this gal has got.
I bet that Matthew Roberts, birthson of Charles Manson, is so thrilled that he looked into his family tree!
Yeah great lady, make a snarky comment about the adoptee, it’s not we are real live people or anything.
So, apparently the State of NJ is looking to open up sealed adoption records.
Yeah, we know. I’d like to thank you in advance for blessing us with your opinion.
She then goes on to give us her own personal take on how all this works. Thanks again.
I love shit like this. You entered a contract that stipulates you will have no contact with your birthson/daughter after he/she is born. Period. End of story. These arguments are always couched in the context of adoptees wanting to know their medical history, despite the fact that this information is often available to them. The problem with this legislation is two-fold. First, it “would give adult adoptees, adoptive parents of a minor or descendants of a deceased adoptee access to their original birth certificates” and secondly, “it would provide birth parents a one-time 12-month period to ask the state to remove their names and addresses from the documents.”
Hey, I didn’t sign anything. And guess what, I’m to big for my mommie to make me stay away from the registrars office.
And she knows everybody who is anybody. Funny she wasn’t on my guest list for my last party. Hmmmmmmm….
In addition to that background, I’ve also known a few adoptees, even fewer birthparents, and I’m sure I’ve encountered an adoptive parent or two in my time. Needless to say, I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about the process.
With all that being said, there is absolutely no reason to need your original birth certificate with information such as your birth parent’s name(s) unless you are seeking contact with them.
Oh really. Gee I’d like to have it just because it’s my right. And honey, unless you know any real good spiritual mediums, I ain’t going to be getting in contact with my birth parents anytime soon.
I understand wanting to know about your medical history. This will probably get me in trouble with my parents if they should ever stumble upon my blog, but fuck it, I’m disclosing it anyway.
No, I don’t think you do understand. And grow the fuck up, you’re too old to be afraid of mommy and daddy anymore. Are you afraid they would wash your mouth out with soap over your language, or realize you’re not a virgin anymore?
And oh it goes on….
(And given that Libertarian Boyfriend is Jewish, that could potentially pose a problem.)
OK, I understand the bias against Libertarians, but why is Jewish a problem?
Additionally, my shitbag ex never signed our biological son’s birth certificate. All my birthson has to go by is the minimal information he filled out on the paperwork, and no legal acknowledgment of his being a biological parent. (My memory is a little fuzzy, but I am not so certain that he ever even signed away his parental rights.)
So is he a shitbag or just a libertarian, pick one, and lay off the booze.
Using me as an example, if my birthson were to contact me, all I could tell him is “sorry dude, I’ve got no clue!”
Yeah, we see that, clearly.
This is followed by a lot more whining that really doesn’t need my comment. It’s too poor-me drama soaked to get through with Dramamine. Read that tripe at you own risk. It basically comes down to how horribly she was treated, even though she can’t remember it.
Oh and the life of an adoptee is all happy and perfect. She knows that. People have told her, even though she doesn’t really care.
And she ends on this note..
No matter how you slice it, your voice is no longer heard. And that’s one of the biggest problems surrounding the general topic of adoption.
No shit Sherlock, on that we can agree.
Apparently, ABC’s “Find My Family” is causing adoptive parents to have to reach for their smelling salts. In this incredibly biased “review” one adoptive parent comments:
- Tue 11/24/09 11:07 AMAs an adoptive parent, I too heartily agree with your comments. I had not heard about this how till I heard the promos in DWTS. I got a knot in my stomach but decided to watch and keep an open mind. While the story was touching and I did get misty-eyed, I kept thinking that these situations are so much more complex that what they are showing them to be. I called my adopted daughter and asked her if shere were watching and her answer to me was, “Ma, why would I watch a show called FIND MY FAMILY? YOU are my family and I never lost you.” Good answer – don’t you think?Report this
Tue 11/24/09 12:12 PM
The perfect answer! It annoys me to no end that this show is called “Find My FAMILY”
I can’t imagine being raised by a woman that was so needy that everytime something came onto the television about adoption, she needed to phone me to be reassured that I would take care of her insecurities for the rest of my life.
It gets better however. Another adoptee has the audacity to express his or her opinion and is met not just with disagreement, but wishes of death and accusations of mental instabilty. “Call Dr. Phil!” one commentor suggests. Well, sure why not ? Dr. Phil is also heavy into psychological exploitation and manipulation.
Anyone commenting on here who is not a part of the adoption triad should not comment on the myriad issues surrounding the desire, or lack thereof, to search. You have no idea how complicated this issue is nor do you have any idea how long lasting the effects of adoption are. You don’t like the show, don’t watch. but it certainly brings out in the light the dirty little secret that is adoption. Adopted children are denied a basic right that each of you take for granted…the right to know who you are. And to the adopted mom whose daughter assured you that you are her “real” family…don’t kid yourself…I’ve been saying things like that to my parents for as long as I can remember…doesn’t mean I don’t want to know my birthparents….I just know that it’s not “socially acceptable” so we learn not to talk about it…bottom line? Don’t speak about what you have no idea about!!!
Tue 11/24/09 12:15 PM
Wow. People like you are the reason I militantly favor abortion. You didn’t deserve to be adopted.
Tue 11/24/09 4:22 PM
Normally, your cynicism doesn’t phase me, but that remark made me groan. No matter how much you disagree with adoptee’s opinion, that remark really crossed the line.
While I don’t 100% agree with adoptee (i.e., one adopted kid speaks for all adopted kids part in particular), in some respects, at least his/her viewpoint about adopted children is slightly more valid than no one who’s been through the experience. To basically imply they should’ve been aborted is beyond tasteless.
- Lisa Simpson
Tue 11/24/09 12:19 PM
And you certainly don’t speak for all adoptees. My husband was adopted and never once expressed any interest in finding his birth parents. As far as he was concerned, he already had parents and a family and didn’t need to “find” one.
Tue 11/24/09 12:41 PM
Follow your own advice, adoptee. The only experience you know is your own – “Don’t speak about what you have no idea about!!!”
Tue 11/24/09 6:34 PM
adoptee, take it easy. You sound very frustrated and angry beyond this little blog. Take a breath; talk to someone.
Thu 11/26/09 11:35 AM
ADOPTEE…..you might want to give Dr. Phil a call……….
Remember the commentors attacking this adoptee are more than likely people close to an adoptee in real life, the reason for their ferocity, protection of their personal property.
Next time someone tells you that their hairdresser’s happy adopted cousin was so happy she just wished she could be adopted more often remember that she may very well be from a family that threatened to “stick” her if she was caught without a grin on her face.