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Is adoption about keeping secrets or about taking care of a human being? July 23, 2014

Posted by gertmcqueen in Uncategorized.
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an oldie but a goodie…

Reclaiming the Sippel-Herr Family Honor

 According to Joan Wheeler, adoption is NOT about caring for a person, it is about lying and keeping secrets. On the public forum for Adult Adoptees Advocating for Change someone posed this topic for consideration and discussion:
 
Adoption within family vs total stranger
 December 22, 2010, 12:31:06 AM »
 what do you think is better? I feel like adoption within a family is far more complicated than it is with a total stranger, but would in the end be better for the child and mother. i feel like it would be emotionally more taxing for the child and the birth mother if they saw each other regularly growing up but couldn’t be with each other. But on the pro side, you know who your child/mother is and you get to check up on them frequently and be there for each other.
 
 Then Joan Wheeler, AKA 1adoptee, gives…

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