Friday, July 20, 2007

HipHip....

There have been a few militant anti-adoption bloggers who have either went password protected or left the blogosphere.....YEA....that means they won't be there to scare any more prospective adopted parents (POPs) with their rantings. I don't mind when the blogs tell their stories, even if they are not all roses...but I can't stand the militant or mean ones where they misguide their anger onto everyone else.

Another one bit the dust this week. It used to be the POPs that got scared off (or turned off). Maybe these latest bloggers are just getting burned out or tired of being so angry...i'm sure it's exhausting!

There are a few mean angry anti-adopters out there....and a few bloggers started listing rules that people should go by in adoption...stating things as fact when they are not....it is irksome.

Here are some solid facts:

2% of the U.S. population, or 5-10-million Americans, are adoptees.
-Adoption Factbook, National Council For Adoption1-million children in the U.S. live with adoptive parents, and

2%-4% of American families include an adopted child.

-K.S. Stolley, 1993, in "Future of Children,"

Center for Future of Children, Los Altos, CA

Three very intersting findings from a study done in 1994 at the Search Institute, a Minneapolis-based public policy research organization

* Adopted adolescents generally are less depressed than children of single parents and less involved in alcohol abuse, vandalism, group fighting, police trouble, weapon use and theft.

* Adopted adolescents score higher than children of single parents on self-esteem, confidence in their own judgment, self-directedness, positive view of others and feelings of security within their families.

* Seven percent of children adopted in infancy repeated a grade, while 12 percent of children living with both biological parents repeated a grade.


2 comments:

LeRoy Dissing said...

It is hard to dispute facts although people can and have made numbers "dance" to their tune at times. The numbers you cite I believe are correct. I have read them elsewhere too. I don't know of many folks who aren't affected directly by adoption or know of someone who adopted or has been adopted. I do think everyone's experience with adoption adds to the entire picture. I don't believe adoption will ever be abolished. As long as their are children that cannot live with their biological parents, there will always be a need for folks who want/can/and will raise them. Another fact.....

reedster said...

One such blog that I was happy to see go password protected unfortunately recently "reopened." I predicted it because this certain individual is very attention hungry, and I knew she couldn't stay out for too long.

Unfortunately, because these negative blogs are likely the only way that these peoples' anti-adoption feelings can feel "normal," they'll probably be back or reopened shortly.