“So beware, adopters. Despite thinking that you’re teaching the child you’ve taken on the best things in life, you have no idea what they’re really picking up – not just from you, but from the rest of the world around them.”
Adoption is what you do when you can’t have kids.
Fostering is what you do when you want to help kids.
Those are two of the things I “learned” growing up as an adoptee.
I also picked up many other things too, but I’m writing about these things because they came up in my answer on one of the FB groups I’m in. The OP itself was about whether adoptees have their own kids (IF they can have their own kids) whilst still young, or whether they wait until they are older.
The following two quotes are the answers I gave within that group, and I’m sharing them here as an example of how the socialisation of adoptees happens.
Caught at 17, had Daughter at 18. Then again, that was only ’cause me and her dad did an experiment based on the fact that I knew a’rents couldn’t have…
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