Welcome to Adoption Talk After Hours
The REAL experts answer adoption questions, the people who live adoption every day.
Did you know adoption agencies, their partners, and patrons have always led the discussion on adoption? This forum has been set up to give the experts in the field—individuals who live adoption (aka adoptees)—the opportunity to answer questions based on lived experiences. We welcome questions from those considering adopting, starting the adoption process, adoptive parents, and foster parents hoping to adopt. Did you know adoption facilitators now charge up to $75,000 per child (depending on the child’s race), and the industry in and of itself now runs into the billions annually? (over 5 billion in 2013, just in the United States). Instead of paying hundreds and thousands of dollars in classes, training, and lifelong fees required by industry profiteers, we advocate for you to obtain the insight needed from the experts—so you can make an informed choice. Adoption Talk After Hours is an open public forum courtesy of the administrators at Adoption Truth & Transparency Worldwide Information Network on Facebook.
If you are an activist or advocate for human rights for the adoptee community, join the Global Adoption Activism and Activist Channel inside the private (only for adoptees and parents and families separated by adoption) forum Adoption Truth and Transparency Worldwide Information Network.
The Adoption Truth Team
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Ask the real experts how it feels to be adopted.
"May this be a step along the road of restoring human rights to adoptees and their first families internationally and domestically (U.S.)."
Read the Hard Truth here.
Valuable, Timely Human Rights Information"A main concern in her research is HOW children were obtained, and she found that the situations were often out of the control of the biological parents. Agency tactics are exposed." - KCG
Hard truths about adoption well presented
"Janine has well researched and presented the difficult and often silenced truths about international adoption, its history, the damage it does on every possible level, and some of the progress being made. I admire her courage in speaking publicly to a society in which the ideas of 'beautiful adoption' have been marketed for decades. Her writing is both informative and personal, bringing a strong humanizing element to the subject where so many people have been dehumanized in the process." - Jalynne
I'd make this required reading for prospective adoptive parents.
"As a licensed clinical counselor, it's so encouraging to see an adoptee-led team work so hard to raise awareness about adoption. It also saddens me we have to work so hard to raise awareness about adoption. It takes time, heart and energy, boundless emotional labor to shift the antique adopter-centered narrative of adoption toward something better. The team at adoptiontruth is doing just that; and I cheer for them every step of the way. Thank you for this incredible work, I refer to if often in my clinical practice as I seek to raise consciousness about adoption-related reform and advocacy, both clinically in the field of mental health as well as within the walls of the local church." - Cam Lee Small, MS, LPCC