So.... a girl I used to go to church with is a transracial adoptee- she is African American and her mother and father are white. She is on my facebook and today is her birthday her mother is on my facebook to.
For one- I got annoyed that her father and mother are pastors of a small church and she just announced on facebook that the mother is obsessed with Coach purses and got her one for her birthday. I just don't get the whole Coach purse thing so that had me rolling my eyes- but here is the kicker.
The mother says 27 years ago today we got to bring you home. That is nice- acknowledges her not being born of her- that is good.
On down the mom says 27 years later and I still have your stretchmarks. Ummmm.... weird.
Then the daughter says I love you mom you are beautiful and I get my looks from you.... UMMMM.. no you don't. For one- they look nothing alike and two- she is not biologically related to you at all.
It just made me sad. And weirded out.... I mean really?
I am super sensitive lately I guess and maybe they were just joking around- but I know on my birthday I always think of the woman who gave birth to me- and I also highly doubt this woman was brought home on her birthday- she surely had to spend a day or so in the hospital right- especially 27 years ago- anyhow- the whole thing just made me go- what are they talking about???
I am just rambling- but it's like when you get a red car- and you notice everyone has red cars- ....
when i get interested in adoptee issues- it seems like adoption nonsense is all over the place- from my kids cartoons to jokes on facebook.... The other day there was a picture of a baby crying and a older child sitting next to the crying baby....
Under the caption it says- I just told him he was adopted!!! LOL!!!
HA HA... NOT FUNNNY!