At ICAV, we invited members to share during National Adoption Awareness Month what they would like the public to know. Here’s another of what some of our members are happy to share.
I am not grateful to have lost my identity, family, birth country, language and culture.
by Daniel Walsh
I would like people to know that they can offer healing to adoptees if they would acknowledge our losses and experiences and take a moment to sit with that long enough to verbalise empathy.
I would like them to know that my pain has healed a little bit each time someone has managed to empathise from a place of imagination or experience.
by Marie Gardom