September 26, 2015
Why I Find #ShoutYourAdoption Problematic
This! This! This hashtag is a problem in its current usage. It is also unnecessarily divisive as its also been used to silence the voice of adoptees. No bueno.
See a great post from No Bohn’s About It.
The #shoutyourabortion movement was quickly greeted by the #shoutyouradoption movement in the adoptive community. I don’t plan on shouting.
Source: Why I Find #ShoutYourAdoption Problematic
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September 26th, 2015 at 10:19 pm
Oh that’s horrible! That little boy … Just horrible! Thank you for sharing this post, ABM. I think so often people grab hold of an idea without first letting it pass through their prefrontal lobes.
September 27th, 2015 at 1:03 pm
Thank you for sharing this. I woke up a few days ago to discover both of these hashtags, and as someone who has had an abortion for medical reasons and someone who is choosing to adopt my emotions are strong, I can honestly say I haven’t written a word about them yet because they have both brought up countless thoughts in my mind, that I’m struggling to sort through.
September 27th, 2015 at 1:13 pm
I can only imagine. Strong feelings on all sides. And there are many layers add well. I think Mimi and I will talk about it a bit in November on Add Water and Stir.
September 28th, 2015 at 12:02 pm
WOW! Adoption saved my life?! That’s a lot, I would say…poor kid had no idea…See here’s the thing that irritates me. Kids “go up” for adoption for a multitude of reasons. All hashtags are open for interpretation I guess, but like that article says, when people use them to promote their own agendas about their beliefs, it’s just, i don’t know?! Tacky and tasteless?! I know that our reasons for wanting to adopt Mary are just so deep, that no hashtag could ever really explain them, but I can say with assurance, it has nothing to do with her mom not having had an abortion, or even, not loving her child…