by: Becca Dragon with Stephanie (a fellow adoptee) and a crew of other adoptees who are in our closed adoptee-only group. As someone who runs a public platform dedicated to showcasing and elevating the adoptee voice in authenticity, I hear a ton of very exhausting and repetitive objections from the non-adopted. Anyone who has floated … Continue reading Life Lessons For Adoptees From The Clueless People
Adoption Micro-Disruptions by Becca Dragon We hear it all the time “REAL families are the ones the ones that: FOR CHILDREN: -stay up with you all night when you are crying -provide you with all of your opportunities -kiss your booboos THEN ALSO AS WE BECOME ADULTS: -are in … Continue reading Adoption Micro-Disruptions
by: Becca Dragon (**the image is mine, and these are my children...and this is an imaginary example I created to give visual expression to what I am talking about without further othering REAL children in foster care or children in the process of being adopted). I have noticed a lot of social media feeds lately … Continue reading Unintended Othering In The Name of Protection
I don't mean this sarcastically. At all. I am genuinely, without answers, asking this question. I have a jumble of thoughts regarding "healing". I'll present mine here, in no particular order, and perhaps you can add yours. ***How can we heal from something that we don't even have the words to describe? ***How can we … Continue reading What Does Healing Look Like?
by: Becca Dragon My life has been a stream of attempts at belonging. And never really belonging. I don't mean the act of belonging as seen from other peoples' perceptions of me. In fact, I am quite certain that anyone reading this now who has spent any amount of time with me, in any environment, … Continue reading A Lifetime of Un-Belongings
-Based on A Letter written by K.M. Henson* (legal assistant/trained and certified family advocate/adoptee), Suzanne Shell (American Family Advocacy Center/author of Profane Justice, and Gregory Hession (JD) Originally written to our present administration, asking for an audience (they did not receive a response). Families form the foundation of any successful society. We are experts on … Continue reading Steps To Change a System
Frequently Asked Questions If you are new to this page, before you engage in any impulsive question asking, please see if your questions are addressed here. 1. WHY DO YOU HAVE A “FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS” POST? The team at MMM decided to create a FAQ post because over its’ year in existence, we … Continue reading FAQs
Please sign the counterpetition asking OH State Legislature to continue to honor preferential kinship placement within foster care whenever safe and possible. Also asking for foster carers who actively work to sabotage the intent and purpose of foster care to have their licenses revoked and the children placed with carers who are committed to working … Continue reading Counter Petition
Adoptionland, content warning: THIS IS LIKELY GOING TO ENRAGE YOU. However this is such an important issue, we at MMM decided to research and write about it jointly. First and foremost, we have to discuss a pivotal disclaimer: Because of the minor, unconsenting, and innocent children involved--both biological and foster--we want to address this in … Continue reading Action Required Against Ohio Petition to Limit Kinship Placement in Foster Care.