It’s a busy day, and the subject of adoption-as-amputation came up in Blogland recently; so here’s a snarky retort from the snurchin’s Y!A days:
Adoption defender: […] I’d also like to point out that children who stay in their biological family didn’t ask to be in that family either. There are good things and bad things to a biological family and an adoptive family. Just like everything else in the world has pros and cons, adoption does too.
Snurchin: And I’d like to point out that people who are born with four whole limbs didn’t ask for those healthy arms and legs either. There are good things and bad things about being able to stand and grasp and hug and write. Those limbs have their pros and cons, just like prostheses do.
(I’ll compose a real post again soon, I promise….)