what is an advocate?
there is no right or wrong answer
many people advocate for all different sorts of things related to adoption.
some advocate for abolishing all adoption practices,
some advocate for adoptee rights,
some advocate for family preservation,
some advocate for children in foster care,
some advocate for same sex couples to be able to adopt,
some advocate for open adoption,
some advocate for birth father rights,
some advocate for post placement rights,
some advocate for themselves because they are hoping to adopt,
some advocate to rally support, either for or against,
some advocate to tear down others views,
some advocate to tell their story,
some advocate to raise awareness regarding agency practices,
some advocate for respect for birthmothers,
... the list goes on.
so i ask you again, what is an advocate?
i have another question for you to ponder for me:
what is adoption?
again, no right or wrong answer
one last question.
in regards to adoption, what would you advocate for? why?
please feel free to message me your answers privately if youd rather not leave a comment here. deshawood at gmail
these thoughts will be compiled anonymously and used by me in preparation for a class im teaching on nov 6th 2010 at 1130 am, in federal way washington, at the families supporting adoption NW regional conference. "SHARE THE GIFT!"
on a related side note, this makes my heart happy.
|mrs international 2010 - adoption advocate|
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