Being Adopted documents the nuanced emotions and experiences of adult adoptees. The narrative spewed by mainstream society says that adoptees are “lucky” or “saved.” This may or may not be the case, but what is always the case is that every adoption begins with a loss, that of maternal separation, and that every adoptee experience is absolutely unique.
Over November and December of 2019, I used email and social media to crowdsource words that adoptees use to describe their personal experiences. The question, seemingly simple is:
Fellow adoptee, if you could choose any 3 words to describe your experience as an adoptee, which ones would you choose?
As of July 12, 2020…
distinct words used
The project is ongoing… Are you an adult adoptee?
What are your three words?