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I'm Adopted - Ask Me How It Feels

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This graphic design was inspired from a vision to promote Adoptees to turn the tides on non-adoptees speaking for us. It’s a way to spark an open dialog with those OFFLINE in our real lives and communities to share how it feels to be adopted. It’s another way to speak up and share our stories because we matter and our stories matter. It’s a way to share our truth as we see it by sparking conversations with others. This gives us a gateway to share our truth but also opens a window of a possible teaching opportunity for anyone who’s not adopted who might have the willingness to learn from our very valuable lived experiences.

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Adopted - Inspired by Rebecca Dhillon

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Adopted.   I am adopted. I am proud of my story and could not imagine keeping it a secret. I often feel like I am not allowed to speak freely about my adoption and about my journey around extended family and significant others so as not to make anyone uncomfortable, but not being able to share such an integral part of myself with those that I love is what is uncomfortable. No one has a right to your adoption story, so if you want to share, share, and if you do not, that is your choice and no one else’s....

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Our DNA Kit Commit Winner is Debbie Schaaf of Mascoutah, IL.

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  ​ My name is Debbie Kay Schaaf and I submitted a request for Adoptee Merch's DNA Kit Commit Program. I am a 62 year old adoptee. I have always known that I was adopted since the day it happened in December of 1963 when I was 7 years old. I truly did not really understand what was happening at the time. Just to say I believe what I was told which turned out to be mostly lies. ​The reason that I have not purchased a DNA testing kit is because I don’t have the money to get one myself. ​I want answers about...

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DNA is the New Truth Inspired by Gina Ates

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  One year ago this month I received the results from my Ancestry DNA test. Within 24 hours I had found my birth mother. I'm not going to lie, I was in shock. I was part of a closed adoption through Catholic Charities. I was adopted in a state, Minnesota, which does not have open records. I had attempted to get access to my OBC but my birth mother would have had to filed paperwork to allow me to see it. I tried to go through Catholic Charities but all I could afford at the time was to pay them...

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God Danced the Day I Was Born, He Wept Tears with Me When I Lost My Mother...

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The quote “God danced the day you were born” is something Pamela believes to be true for everyone that comes into this world. However, Pamela sees how this sort of quote/statement can be used as a silencer statement for an adoptees pain and truth of how many of us come into the world. Pamela believes, that yes God danced the day she was born, but he also wept tears with her when she lost her mother. This is a critical dynamic to Pamela’s journey and she believes it to be true to her fellow adoptees, or anyone that loses their mother at the beginning of life.

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