Third Trauma of Adoption

The Third Trauma of Adoption. – another great post and a must read for those who wish to understand adoption and its effects better. How far reaching those effects are and how hard to overcome, especially when non-adoptees deny/ignore/invalidate and attempt to silence in ways that they would not with other groups of people. While it is assumed that adoption is ‘normal’, that babies are blank slates and removal from the mother does not cause harm and that adoption is beautiful and ‘the gift of love’ adoptees will continue to be traumatised and abused by the well meaning, the well intentioned and the misinformed. Surely there is no longer any excuse ……

And another thing –

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life/adoption-a-different-kind-of-love-20090407-9wzz.html

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