Adoptees Are Not Your Therapists

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4 Responses

  1. Kathy says:

    Ken, This is a great piece. Thanks!

  2. Paula O. says:

    "So adoptees, tell it like it is."

    Oh, I remember so many times as a child – and even to this day – when others (excluding family and close friends) wouldn't so much ask me how it felt to be adopted, but rather told me. Yes, I am grateful for the many blessings in my life today, but the range of my feelings and emotions about being an adoptee reach far beyond only gratitude or feeling "lucky".

    I appreciate the honesty in this post and for the acknowledgement that adoption does indeed hold a myriad of complexities and paradoxes throughout the experience for many, many of us adoptees.

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