We make sense of our lives through our stories.|
The stories we tell, and the stories we don't tell, shape our pasts and define our lives. They build memories and meaning. Through stories we create truth.
But we so rarely consider the significance of our stories. We tell the same ones, comfortable and familiar. We follow tradition and reinforce it.
Here, at a gathering, we invite you to join us in challenging tradition and questioning the comfortable. Together, we're retelling our stories. We're creating our own truth.
It's time to further the conversation, and we'd like to hear your story. As shame and pride often play such central roles in any adoption, we ask you to share with us what makes you proud. Dispel the shame by bringing it to the light. Help us understand our stories by sharing yours.
The volumes listed below contain stories and poetry written by birthparents, adoptees, and adoptive parents. The stories and poems reflect themes, such as hope and fear, that are central to our shared adoption experiences. They are also personal reflections of the writer's life. We weave these individual, intimate stories together to build our community.
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