Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I Believe in Signs

Here's the link (or click on the title above) to my monthly post over at the adoption website, "Grown in My Heart."

Think adopted children are too young to experience or be aware of the dissonance, confusion, loss, and displacement that come with being adopted? Think again...

Here's an excerpt from the opening:

Recently, initially due to my husband’s insight, I had somewhat of a revelation–although it will seem dumbly obvious to some of you. Yet this “epiphany” reaffirms in my mind that as a very young child I was not only acutely aware of being adopted but I was already heavily processing my adoption and experiencing the accompanying dissonance and confusion of identity–even though it did not appear obvious to my parents, or to me, for that matter...

1 comment:

Not Just A Birth Mom said...

Funny that you loved "Are you my mother?"
I loved that book as a child, my dad would always do a bunch of different voices for all the characters and he always had us rolling on the floor laughing. I was telling this to my oldest sons mother, M, and how I'd love to get Robbie that book as it held a lot of sentimental value to me. As soon as I mentioned the title, we both kinda laughed and admitted it now had a totally different meaning to each of us lol. At the time we decided it might not be a good book to read him, but after reading this I think I'll buy it anyway. Thanks!