An adoptee friend of mine asked if I had watched that show on adoption two nights ago. He said he thought about calling me and telling me it was on. I asked him for an overview and he began “it was about two young mother’s who decide”…..
I cut him off.
“I’m glad you didn’t call. I would not have watched it. I can tell you exactly what happened during that show<cough infomercial cough> without even having turned my television on.”
I sent him somewhere he could get some facts on that TV special. He wrote me yesterday.
“After all this time I’m still a vulnerable and ignorant adoptee wandering around like a helpless cricket in a bird cage.
I just wanted to think there might be something positive about the process………guess not.”
That hurts because there IS something positive about the process. Or at least there should be, but how we shift the jacked up mess we have made of the adoption process in this country I do not know. How do we remove the greedy, sticky, self serving hands from the adoption pot? We all know the answer but have absolutely no clue how we accomplish such a monumental feat. The answer to this dilemma of course is to simply quit feeding them but how we go about getting people to stop giving them insane amounts of money is beyond me. The “Please Don’t Feed the Animals” signs aren’t working.
For the past several weeks I have had the wind taken right out of my encouraged sails when it comes to believing I personally can make a difference. People who speak out about the corruption, manipulation, coercion and greed that happens every single day across this country seem to be spitting in the wind. I have said it before and I will say it again; Our cries fall on deaf and entitled ears. Too many people seem to think its perfectly acceptable to give the lion a double cheeseburger if he provides them a good photo op.
Recently another very good friend brought something to my attention which solidified my ongoing suspicions regarding certain organizations and the extreme corruption and greed that goes on behind the scenes when it comes to adoption. Imagine wanting legislation passed that allows for an unborn child to be named as the member of another family. Can we not give mothers even this time? Imagine using the idea that an employer might somehow convince a perspective adoptive parent not to adopt a child with potential genetic health issues (because insurance rates would go up) as a viable reason to keep records sealed. Now if that isn’t the most preposterous claim ever I don’t know what is. How many employers do you know that would DARE do such a thing? How many of you would work for such an employer?
Why don’t they just come right out and SAY they fear losing out on cheeseburgers if adoptees were to come with a fully intact set of roots? Truthfully I think they would get far more support from the political arena if they were truthful about their greedy intent. Greed is a well understood concept at the D.C. Zoo.
I was playing/doodling and this is what came out. This is the original but yesterday I had the urge to change it. The angel’s wings are now made of dollar bills.