The Declassified Adoptee: “Being Adopted Can be Hard” is a Complete Sentence

Saying “being adopted can be hard” does not mean I left off the phrase “…so I wish I never was and think no one should ever be and think kids should just stay in orphanages/foster care.” When I say that, I imply nothing other than what I flat out said: being adopted can be hard, full of complexity, and challenged by ambiguity; period. (And I will correct people who call me “anti-adoption” or assert I think kids belong in horrible situations just so they won’t be adopted, until the cows come home. Because it’s not true. And it’s ridiculous).