Our readers will have noticed that our blog and Facebook page have become more political of late. But not to worry—we are as passionate as ever in our convictions about the importance of family preservation and adoptee rights. With the fate of our democracy seemingly hanging in the balance, we feel strongly that bringing attention to some of these issues is the right thing to do.
For those who share our political point of view, we hope that our more political posts and Facebook updates will give you food for thought and will inspire some political action on your part. As Mother Teresa reminded us, “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
It has been said that Benjamin Franklin, one of our Founding Fathers and drafter of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America, believed these documents could sustain our republic for two hundred years. We have exceeded that time period now and, I believe, that for those of us born in the Baby Scoop era and later, this is the most calamitous time we have ever lived through. It reminds one of the purported and oft-repeated Chinese curse which says, “May you live in interesting times.” Well, I would say we are living through a time when no one can afford to ignore the current political realities in the country; you would do so at your peril.
Despite the best efforts of the closed adoption era to deny me any knowledge of my blood heritage, I was able to learn my entire biological background on both sides. And I discovered that I am a daughter of the American Revolution. One of my ancestors was paid for patriotic services rendered to the cause of forming what was intended to be, despite its many missteps, a great nation.
The United States Constitution was intended to form a more perfect Union, certainly not a PERFECT Union. No one of sound mind would ever guarantee that humankind could form a perfect Union. So let me say this: If our democracy is shaken to its core, I, for one, will weep for the loss of a country that has been a beacon of hope and light to people around the world (albeit, perhaps more in myth than reality).
And for those readers who may not share all of our political leanings, we hope you will continue to stick around to hear what we have to say. We trust you will get something of value from our musings on adoption, even as we continue to speak out about the current political situation. And if you do have a different point of view, feel free to share your perspective in the comment section.
So we will be back and, hopefully, in the near future, with more of our and our guest bloggers’ out-of-the-mainstream perspectives on adoption. We may not toe the party line, but we are speaking the truth about adoption, not alternative facts.