As I was reading Ms. Saxton's latest blog, I realize that we as a group being adoptees, natural parents, and even adoptive parents are not being heard collectively. You would think that they would listen to us because we have experienced it. I know that we need to remove the money. Yea but that is not all of it. We need to remove the negativity surrounding our needs.
I have to wonder if people outside of adoption really understand what it does to us. I can only speak as an adoptee. I suffer from a serious lack of trust with people in general, abandonment issues (yes I am afraid that my hubby or my family will abandon me again - irrational as it may be), a very low self esteem and a few other symptoms that most adoptees feel whether or not they admit them is another entire thing.
I get a daily email from the Sojourner group. Funny how these two quotes affect us living adoption
Should not shepherds feed the sheep? You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fatlings; but you do not feed the sheep. You have not strengthened the weak, you have not healed the sick, you have not bound up the injured, you have not brought back the strayed, you have not sought the lost, but with force and harshness you have ruled them.
- Ezekiel 34:2-4
An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.