Adoptees: We Are Not Who They Think We Are (Paperback)

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Adoptees: We Are Now Who They Think We Are offers a rare perspective on the field of adoption. For a limited time only, this version includes a FREE BONUS BOOK INSIDE called Three Wise Men and One Progressive Woman compiled by the cofounder of the Adoption Truth & Transparency Worldwide Network, one of the largest adoptee-led adoption groups on Facebook. Did you know several adoptees had been told they were orphaned as children and therefore processed for intercountry adoption as-if orphaned, but truthfully came from destitute families? As a consequence, the labels of "orphan" and then "adoptee" have sabotaged these individuals from obtaining the information necessary to find back their families if they so wish. Adoptees have also learned that numerous families did return to the child-care centers (sometimes called "nurseries" or "nursing homes" in Africa and Asia) to retrieve back their children, but were turned away because of they are stigmatized as "birthparents" by industry profiteers. Due to the blind love affair with adoption, professionals from the lucrative in-demand system have yet to be scrutinized by the public. Thus far, only a small percentage of curious adoptees have dared to request for data that should be available to each individual in the first place, making good reason for the title, "Adoptees": We Are Not Who They Think We Are. Some adoptees have discovered that because facilitators routinely labeled children as "orphans" or "needy,", we are still deprived permanently of our original birth certificates, complete adoption documents, or even citizenship, today. Moreover, on the other side of the world, parents of adoption-loss and families left-behind are still waiting for the return of long-lost family members. The problem with this system is that, "once an adoptee, always an adoptee." We've learned from Adoption History 101: An Orphan's Research that the adoption industry is about 400 years young. Many adoptees are now seniors and even elders, but are treated as perpetual children by adoptive parents and lobby groups working the industry and processing children. Adoptees: We Are Not Who They Think We Are points out the losses for all involved. More and more of us are discovering that adoption is not a win-win-win for all. In fact, adoption isn't even a win-win. *Three Wise Men and One Progressive Woman, the FREE BONUS BOOK INSIDE, shares a rare perspective on the rights of marginalized communities and individuals to consider the philosophy of our ancestors. If you are an adoptee, visit to take the "Only In Adoption" Survey. Adoptees are also redefining what adoption means at

Product Details
ISBN: 9781724146915
ISBN-10: 1724146912
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: October 12th, 2018
Pages: 102
Language: English

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