I think that each and everyone one of us has the capacity for change. Heck change is what I’m all about, and what this blog is all about. I an an Adult Adoptee Advocating For Change, after all.
It’s not just me, I feel change in the air. We are all growing, all changing, maybe we’ll all be better for it.
Change takes inspiration and no one has inspired me more than Marley today. Just to think a year ago her position on adoption agencies went like this…
Records and identity access is about our rights and has no connection with the marketing schemes of adoption agencies. BN has a long-standing, hard-line policy of accepting no support from the adoption industry. Bastard Nation specifically, and the adoptee rights movement in general, cannot and should not be co-opted or used by the adoption industry to promote its own agenda. We disavow all industry involvement in our work. Any entanglement with the adoption industry endangers the integrity and credibility of the adoptee rights movement.
And today when she says, in reference to her groups partnership with Holt International, commenting on my last post….
We are partners with many groups with CalOpen.
This includes 3, count them 3, adoption agencies, by the way.
I’ve always said that in order to get records opened up we must work with all kinds of people and organizations related to adoption, and here’s Marley living by that example.
And I can only think that her presence will go on to inspire more good things. More openness at Holt, an easing in the attitude that they display to natural mothers, a brand new day at Holt International. I’m sure Marley, above all others, is working to make Holt the kind of adoption agency we’d all like to see. Gone will be the days of half truths and difficulty reuniting.
Change is good and I’m proud of you Marley.