Feb 25, 2023Liked by Pamela A. Karanova

Thank you for this. I was really shocked and upset when I learned that aunts and uncles had adopted children. Many of them were older, and financially stable (so was birth mom!) so kinship adoption was a real possibility for me. My birth mom was against it. It’s hard to say how devastating this is. I see it as a sign of deep dysfunction. This is not something healthy families would dream of doing. Let’s treat this as the tragedy it is, something to fight against, and not treat adoptees as collateral damage in a family’s drama.

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