UK Adoptees

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Archive for the month “September, 2012”

Almost there…

Forgotten Adoptee Reblogged from Forgotten Adoptee:

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Well it’s been a roller-coster of a ride from a summer meeting in 2010 and a small seed planted by another Hong Kong Adopted.

The highs of …

To the absolute lows of …

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In The Land Of My Birth

Forgotten Adoptee Reblogged from Forgotten Adoptee:

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The first time I travelled to Hong Kong I was completely overwhelmed by the mass of humanity.

The crowds are still here in Hong Kong but there has been a certain level of sanitisation of Hong Kong. Many of the street markets, night “restaurants” have gone. And whilst I maybe amongst the majority, physically I am still an outsider.

I am considered usually as a bit of a novelty. At worst as a gwei mui. limited With my broken and badly spoken,With my broken and badly spoken extremely limited Cantonese and my very obvious western ways. But nevertheless I am spoken to politely (usually) and with patience.

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Adopted in the UK

Be an ADOPTEE advocate, not an adoptION advocate!Sign the petition I’ve created to demonstrate your support:
Allow adult adoptees to be repatriated into THEIR OWN families
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http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/38120

Be an ADOPTEE advocate, not an adoptION advocate!Responsible department: Ministry of Justice

Adoption, as it currently stands, is irrevocable. However, if adoption equates to child protection (as the Gmt seems to think), then adopted adults should be able to annul, revoke, divorce, or otherwise abort THEIR OWN adoptions, which would naturally result in repatriation of the adult back into THEIR OWN family.

Adults can *choose* to get married, and then *choose* to get divorced. Adults can *choose* to live as their binary opposite gender and get a new “birth certificate” showing this – yet adoptees are forced to remain legally grafted to a family of strangers.

If adoption is truly about child protection, then at 18, the adoption should be able to be terminated by the adoptee if the adoptee so chooses.

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