I was going through the answers that adopteeme was getting, and the answers about the "misconceptions" about adoption, such as: 1) rich aparents, or 2) abortion vs adoption, or 3) being confused, bitter, etc. or 4) looking for birth family means you didn't like your aparents, were all MISCONCEPTIONS involved in adoptions whether today or in the past.
However, I looked up the word "STIGMA" (Merriam-Webster) and got a much darker picture. Scar left by a hot iron (similar tattoo) shame, discredit, identifying characteristic of disease,... and it made me wonder how the answers would change in light of this.
What SHAMEFUL SCARS (stigmas) are still out there in society about adoption?
Answer by bellacocco at 2:18 PM on Oct. 14, 2009
Answer by doodlebopfan at 7:33 PM on Oct. 13, 2009
Answer by Southernroots at 8:06 PM on Oct. 13, 2009
Answer by adopteeme at 8:10 PM on Oct. 13, 2009
Answer by doodlebopfan at 8:27 PM on Oct. 13, 2009
Answer by doodlebopfan at 10:00 PM on Oct. 13, 2009
Answer by ceejay1 at 10:15 PM on Oct. 13, 2009
Answer by wildboyz1994 at 10:28 PM on Oct. 13, 2009
Answer by PortAngeles1969 at 10:34 PM on Oct. 13, 2009
Sadly doodlebopfan I think you are ahead of the curve in your enlightened view point.My current experiences show there is still a big stigma attached to unwed pregnancies.In the high school my children attended a pregnancy is rare,at least known ones,but is the kiss of death.Not only by the kids but parents as well.These girls(never the fathers) are damned no matter what they do.Keep the child she is selfish and doesn't love or want whats best.Place the child in adoption she is selfish and doesn't love and just wants to party.I am on the board of a social organization that includes 4 public and 3 private high schools and these moms are piranhas.I am a chicken and have not told them about me ,I have two more to come through and worry about the repercussion. The schools are excellent in academics.Though I'm considered the liberal since I stand up for these girls.Hope you are 100% correct soon.
Answer by drfink at 1:55 AM on Oct. 14, 2009
Next question overall
I am pregnant again for the 5th tme, do anybdy thnk thats 2 many?
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