I've started contributing to a new blog project,
Transracialeyes: Because of course race and culture matter. The project was
initiated by girl4708 who also blogs at Hello Korea!.
In her own words, the purpose of this blog is:
What are your thoughts regarding the different types of nomenclature applied to original/biological mothers, including terms such as “birth mother,” “first mother,” “real mother,” “natural mother,” and so forth?
And although you can't leave your comments there, you can come back here and leave your feedback, if you like. I am interested in hearing what others of you have to say in response to this question, particularly because over the years, although I have my own practices regarding the issue, I have not been strongly opinionated on this matter. But I know some of you are--and I want to know your thoughts and feelings regarding this question.
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Here are just a few other samples of questions posted and answered (really, though, there are so many insightful and informative questions and answers posted to this blog, these are just a few...I still have yet to get around to giving my two cents to the other questions on the blog, but I'll let you know when I do...)
- When/why did the word “bitter” get associated with non-compliant adoptees?
- Can someone please tell me more about the dark side of adoption?
- Since everyone is so sad, should I just not adopt?
(If you are an adult adoptee who would like to be involved in this project, just visit the blog, and you'll see where you can contact the administrator.)