Thursday, October 13, 2011

Adoption Ignorence

So I was reading our local paper when I read this sentence in an article "Maybe it's a mass adoption event or something because it seemed like everyone picked out a kid and took it home."

This is what the writer said it was like in our town when the parents went to go pick their children up. Yep,  she compared it to a mass adoption event! I was SHOCKED when I read this. I read it over & over. I then took it to my level headed DH & when he even was bothered by it..I knew I wasn't out of line.

How could she? How could she said picking up your kid & taking them home was like adoption?? If only it were that easy, right?

I proceeded to write a letter to the editor. Not because I wanted to be published, not because I wanted to be that overreacting woman...but because I wanted to educate! The community we live in is very adoption friendly & there are lots of families here that have adopted children...so how could she??

I just wrote about how adoption wasn't that easy, how my hubby & I had been on this roller coaster of a ride for 2 years, etc. Want to know what the response was??

"Point well taken. Do you want your letter to us printed in the paper, forwarded to the author or just noted and deleted?"

Yep, that is it! Num nuts!!! I was so mad after this response...plus I had already said in my letter I didn't want to be published. Apparently they didn't read that, just like the rest of it!

Some people can be so ignorant & never will learn :(

4 comments:

  1. Good for you for at least saying something. Terrible on the editors part for his poor poor response!

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  2. I'm glad you said something though! I've been so annoyed by the language used in the news when pointing out that Steve Jobs was adopted. It really IS ignorance!

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  3. It was definitely not very politically corretly worded, that's for sure.

    I'm so sorry it hit a nerve. Even worse was the response to your letter! The least they could have done was give you the respect you VERY much deserve. Ridiculous.

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  4. What a dufus! Good for you for writing a letter. I'm big on letter writing campaigns myself. I hope you were able to get it forwarded to the author!

    Happy ICLW!

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