I am so excited and a little apprehensive about this series…. #FlipTheScript Adoptee’s Voices. I was initially nervous about the reaction this series would get. I was afraid that it would, as it surely is, be a trigger for many adoptees, but in my quest to better my understanding of the adoptees journey and in so doing, better my ability to parent my (adopted) children, I felt a need to do this. Not just for me, but for other adoptive parents who are muddling there way through this journey.
First up…. Paula Gruben
I read Paula’s book earlier last year and reached out to her through social media. She has become a mentor of sorts to me, whenever I need advice or affirmation of my parenting, Paula is the first person I turn to. I have learned that in the adoption triad, there are 3 very different stories. The birth parent’s, the adoptive parent’s and the adoptee. We have to hear and acknowledge all 3 stories to find truth and understanding.