I posted the following on my wall:“Quit supporting conditional adoptee rights legislation! Study the bills and understand the difference between true adoptee rights (Maine) and conditional bills that leave some adoptees behind (Illinois). Don’t just throw your weight behind a bill because it has the word “adoptee” in it.”This was reposted to the page by its owner. I responded with “thanks for the repost.” The page owner commented asking why there had been so many likes and few shares, reiterating the importance of equal rights for ALL adoptees.Someone else answered: “I am 64 and one of those Illinois adoptees who is waiting for her OBC. Please don’t deny some of us our happiness.”The page owner said: “A favor is not a right and can be withdrawn on whim.” (And a big THANK YOU for that.)The other person answered: “whatever. you depressed me today, thanks.”
- The rules are arbitrarily enforced.
- They are chosen by the adoption industry.
- There are no options for those left behind.