I met an adad with a child from Russia last night through some mutual friends.
The "A" word came up and when he learned that I was a reunited adoptee, the questions started flying....
We'll be spending the day together boating today (no way to escape- other than overboard) lol
I know the topic will come up again today, He was really into asking about the adoptee experience from my pov. Right before we left for the evening last night he brought up telling his son the chosen child story and of celebrating gotcha day. In real life- I try and hold my emotions of my adoption back. I try hard to not let my tongue fly. But I do have strong feelings about these 2 things. So- all I managed to say nicely was that may put pressure on the child.
So how can I articulate my feelings about being chosen/unchosen- and celebrating the day (we) lost our Mother? I want to play nice and not be dismissed as a BITTER adoptee.
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