Who do others say this so often? "Get over it." Is this how we, as a society have been taught to process our loss, grief and emotions?
Not allowing us to ever process it, by being told, just get over it and in my own opinion, just shut up I dont want to hear you...is what they mean.
And how do we "Get over it" I'd like to know when these brilliant people demand we do this? Any suggestions? Find God, pray, join a club, move on....the options are endless.
This is why our children are the same as us, and the cycle continues, never broken are the chains, our loss, grief and whatever else you want to add to the list.
I think its somewhat sad, that society expect babies & children to be born of another woman, to be taken away, raised with other people and then expects them to have zero issues, questions, or loss and grief. Thats like saying we dont, as a society know that cigarettes are bad for our health, cause possible fetal damage when pregnant. We know it, its talked about, and agreed upon. Why is it then, that adoption is swept, right under the carpet, with so many arguments? WHY?
So I was born to this woman, and then taken away, yet nobody is supposed to have a problem down the line? Really? Why is it that some people in this year in time when all you gotta do is speak into a cell phone to get directions cant accept that adoption automatically brings loss and grief. When I speak about it with my own family, you'd think that I had just grown an alien head. Is it that far fetched to think that adoption brings such loss for everyone involved?
Loss of fertility for the adoptive parents, who sometimes would like to pretend the word fertility doesnt even exist or that they couldnt have their own baby is really no big deal. Yeah right! Or that someone like me, taken away at birth, that I would not have any recollection of this as I became a toddler. Or that my birth mom was supposed to leave the maternity home for unwed mothers with a clean slate, and pretend like nothing happened, after being told that in a few months it will be like nothing ever happened. REALLY? Even now, in year 2014, people look at me like I'm the crazy one when I mention the primal wound, of being ripped apart from one's birth mom, even if that woman you find out later on is not a good person. That is not the topic of debate, its the fact that we have been torn away from our mothers, yet we are expected to bounce back and pretend this really isn't a big deal, nor does it affect us in any way!