"WHAT are these AP's thinking?!?"
I've decided it's time I start a series titled, "WHAT are these AP's thinking?!?" because the ignorance and "look at me and all I can do" AP orientation really rocks and astounds me, the angry adoptee who wants to help stop the insanity that perpetuates in Adoptionland.
However, I want this series to be open to all who find items in websites and blogospheres that raise the back-hairs and push the pulse over the 130 mark.
Yes, Kerry wants reader participation, because as a group, we can learn many many lessons that seem to get lost once a person falls under the influence of the Adoption Fog.
First, a few ground-rules for this new series that will be featured on PPL:
- Mocking and pointing out flaws is good and fine, but let's remember common human decency and show an element of respect. Let us point out the insulting problem, without name calling or attacking the individual(s) who may or may not know the action they are doing is actually quite stupid and contrary to a child's "best interest".
- Even PPL has boundaries. All submitted material will have to meet final admin approval. PPL ground-rules mean, PPL gets to decide what can pass as good mocking material. If a submission is edited or removed, it's because boundaries were not respected.
- The goal behind this effort is simple: as members of the adoption community, we are obligated to expose actions and behaviors that can overwhelm and harm the adopted child. Overwhelming and harming concepts are NOT the same as harming/abusing a child. If any one finds material that suggests an adoptee is being abused, PLEASE notify local authorities, AND let us at PPL know. Crimes against children must be reported, even if the person accused is a honored, well-respected member of a particular community. [See rules to reporting child abuse: Mandatory Child Abuse Reporters ]
Now.... who wants to play "WHAT are these AP's thinking?!?"