It is time to normalize the conversation, to heal the hearts, to bridge gaps, to unify the community, and to acknowledge the challenges and the joys in all things adoption.
It is my hope to enlighten our world to some of the hidden pains of adoption, to help all of us understand the impact of complex trauma and how society's beliefs about adoption negatively impact members of the adoption triad. It starts with us changing the narrative. I’ve turned my passion into an adoption awareness campaign calledTHE BELONG PROJECT. There are six key care strategies that we cover inTHE BELONG PROJECT, and I hope one of them resonates with you today.
Believe adoptees stories. Bridge the gap within the adoption triad. Educate the general public about the real impact of adoption. Equip adoptees with tools to thrive. Lend your voice to advocacy efforts. Liberate the hearts of those suffering in silence to change the legacy of loss. Operationalize the care across all sectors. Organize systems of support. Normalize the conversation. Nurture and care for the vulnerable populations. Give adequate resources needed for adoptees to thrive. Make space for members of the adoption triad to grieve their losses.
THE BELONG PROJECTis an adoption awareness campaign that can foster lasting results in the lives of the adoption triad one conversation at a time.