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Adoptees are experts in looking for something that isn’t there.
So you shouldn’t be surprised if an adoptee finds something that nobody else can see, and when they do it’s usually something of immense concern with catastrophic ramifications.
Search “Adoption” in Google and there is no mention of child “Adoption” until the 2nd search engine results (SERP) page.
Google are not the only culprits here.
Let me explain, take the site medium for example.
Medium is an open platform like WordPress where readers find articles written by independent publishers and individuals on any topic. Click the logo below for the search term “ADOPTION” in Medium.
The linked article shows a disturbing trend with Facebook responding to particular comments. Though many adoptees expressed their personal adoption pain and grief, FaceBook seems to have chosen to only acknowledge the positive -adoption comments and ignore everything else. This is not a stance one would expect from a social media platform like FaceBook. You would expect social media platforms to remain neutral and unbiased.
I’d like to try and explain the finer points of the English Language, however, ironically adoption has most definitely hindered my early development and understanding of the English language, but here it goes.
Adoption is a noun form of the verb adopt, which comes from the Latin verb adoptāre, meaning “to choose for oneself,” from optāre, “to choose.” … The adjective adoptive can mean “involving adoption” or “related by adoption,” as in my adoptive family
The three syntactic categories of nouns, verbs and adjectives, are called open-class categories.
In traditional grammar, a part of speech or part-of-speech is a category of words that have similar grammatical properties. Words that are assigned to the same part of speech generally display similar syntactic behaviour—they play similar roles within the grammatical structure of sentences—and sometimes similar morphology in that they undergo inflection for similar properties.
In traditional grammar, a part of speech or part-of-speech is a category of words that have similar grammatical properties. Words that are assigned to the same part of speech generally display similar syntactic behavior—they play similar roles within the grammatical structure of sentences—and sometimes similar morphology in that they undergo inflection for similar properties.
Here are some screenshots from https://www.visualthesaurus.com/
A legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit)visualthesaurus.com/
So what am I getting at?
I’m exposing the neutralisation of the word adoption as it relates to “child adoption”.
Linguistic reappropriation, reclamation, or resignification is the cultural process by which a group reclaims words or artifacts that were previously used in a way disparaging of that group. It is a specific form of a semantic change (change in a word’s meaning). Linguistic reclamation can have wider implications in the fields of discourse and has been described in terms of personal or sociopolitical empowerment.
I haven’t even mentioned Religious, Race, Ethnicity, or Nationality issues that have and continue to strip away the basic human rights of adoptees.
Adoption isn’t always rainbows and unicorns
Even basic issues are horrendous!
- Original Identities are replaced, destroyed without permission.
- Birth Certificates state adoptive parents ARE the biological parents.
- Siblings are stated as being biological siblings.
- No mention of the biological parents.
- No mention of biological siblings.
- No avenue of legally discharging or annulling the adoption, for life!
- No Guarantee of continued citizenship of international adoptees.
So is it any wonder society is completely out of touch with the true impact of adoption!
Can you think of one other instance when the act of physically doing something over rights the legitimacy of a class of people? I can’t!
Adoptees shouldn’t be a class any more than slaves should be a class IMHOBrian James