"#228. I get tired sometimes of feeling like I have to validate other people’s feelings and experiences with adoption. As soon as I mention any detail or bit about my story, it immediately makes them think of someone (either family or friend) they knew who adopted and then they proceed to tell me the whole story and ask me questions about things they don’t understand or lecture me about adoption facts and procedures, as if they are some great expert from the few articles and stories they have read and heard. But who is going to validate my experience for what it’s worth? Who out there will listen without going on about so and so’s story and how beautiful a family they make now? Will anyone listen to me for just me?"
Anonymous (via confessions-of-an-adoptee)
I will. <3