Monday, January 17, 2011

In Honor of MLK: I Have a Dream...

...that one day there will be no foster kids.

Can you imagine what that might mean? That all mothers/fathers, in all circumstances, will have the support they need to keep their children.  No children will be raised separated from their birth culture or divorced from ethnic ties. Orphanages will not exist. Adoption agencies will not exist. Adoption search specialists will no longer be needed--no more for the show "The Locator." Closed records will be a thing of the past. No more adoption memoirs. No more adoption conferences and advocacy organizations. No need for support groups or therapy to deal with loss, grief, separation, abandonment that comes with adoption. No need for "culture camps" to connect transnational adoptees with their birth culture. No more transracially adopted girls struggling with ethnic hair that doesn't match their parents' and the constant wondering (and sometimes fear) about where it came from.

No more of this blog.

7 comments:

Jay said...

Yes, yes, so much this, thank you.

Do you mind if I link to this on my blog?

Liberty said...

Hi Jay,
Sure thing--link away. Mind posting here your blog link for readers to check out?

Susie said...

And what a wonderful world that would be!!

Jay said...

Here you go

http://nofoghere.blogspot.com/2011/01/dream-big.html

Adoptee said...

That doesn't sound realistic to me. I apologize, but this kind of pie-in-the-sky talk seems pretty useless to me. I have dreams, too. But at some point I have to try and make reality work.

Liberty said...

@Adoptee,
Who said having dreams prevents you from living and working with reality?

Erin said...

Libby, have you heard of Michael Fosberg? I just saw an interview with him on CNN, and his story made me think of you. Check it out: http://www.incognitotheplay.com/documents/what.html