Lost Daughters: Lost Daughters Discuss Veronica Brown Tonight.
Lost Daughters contributors Trace DeMeyer, Samantha Franklin, Lynn Grubb, Deanna Shrodes, Julie Stromberg, and Karen Pickell will participate on a panel discussing the Veronica Brown situation on the radio show Voices of Our People, hosted by Emelie Jeffries. The show will air tonight, August 18, at 10:00 p.m. EST on Tampa community radio station WMNF 88.5 FM. Those outside the Tampa listening area can click on the “Listen Now” button at the top of the http://www.wmnf.org home page to hear the show.
Joining our Lost Daughters will be author and Native American adoptee Susan Fedorko, and Professor Laura Briggs, chair of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts.
Obviously, the thread descends somewhat from there. :}
THIS IS THE LINK to read from the Coram post, onwards.
EDIT: Additional discussion has taken place and the threads are now available @ this post.
I’ve only recently discovered Twitter, and only really took to it once I found out I could annoy Sir @martinnarey directly (what with him being The Big I Am in UK adoption at the moment). :}
One of the reasons I’m less keen on it is lack of threading. I can be difficult to keep track of conversations had/ongoing. Thus, I’m inventing a new category for in here, Twits; for those conversations which demonstrate an awful lot that many of us sometimes try to describe, and we all know happens between adoptees, but that rarely seems to see the light of day for letting other people learn the intricacies of our complex thoughts on and reactions to adoption.
The first one I’m sharing then, begins with Muzik of @iamadopted asking “Are u an adoptee that is proud/happy to be adopted? #adoption”
The first reply is from @aschmidty33, who mentions her love for her a’rents, and then I chime in being similarly thankful for my a’rents. :}
Further down the thread there’s another (several other, but one I want to highlight) good question asked, this time from @drkimholt, who asked “what do you think made the difference?”
I think one of the most important things we need to do as a society is work out why those of us put the answers we do.
Potentially, some most important posts on this site will be those posted using the “recommended reading” tag, since it’s that which will be used to aim people at stuff (since no-one cares what us adoptees actually say for ourselves).
Yup, already can’t think of much in the way of introductory stuff, so on with the reading lists.
Adoption and Loss: The Hidden Grief
Evelyn Burns Robinson
@ http://www.adoptioncrossroads.org/Adoption&Loss.html (dead link, but review available @ http://www.ccnm-mothers.ca/English/articles/Robinson.htm )
Adoption Healing… the path to recovery for mothers who lost children to adoption
Adoption: Uncharted Waters
Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self
Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Up
Journey of the Adopted Self: A Quest for Wholeness
Betty Jean Lifton
Lost and Found: the Adoption Experience
Betty Jean Lifton
The Adopted break Silence
The Girls Who Went Away
The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child
Without a map
Adoptees in Reunion: The Psychological Integration of Adoption, Motivations for Reunion, and the Reunion Relationship