Gripping tale of an American Domestic Adoptee who suffered from a sibling’s abuse at the age of five. “Not for the weak hearted” is just one of her videos that tells her painful story and the effects of her abuse on her own life. Though sexual abuse happens in homes between biological siblings this case is exacerbated by the fact that she was adopted. When she finally related the event, she was accused of lying and making up the accusation. Rejected, she was sent away from the family. Could more preparation have been done in this case, considering an much older male sibling? Should the parents been more vigilant and given support by the Adoption agency?
Keep an open mind as you hear her story, not jumping to conclusions For or Against Adoption in itself, but to seek answers to trying to finding a better ways to screen and prepare Prospective Adoptive Parents. With “Blended Families” the dynamics of a family must overcome the dramas of sibling relationships on multiple levels. Parents who are not prepared for being parents are in reality impossible to “screen” and the number of cases of abuse in biological families are shocking as well.
This video was posted by my friend and a great inspiration for the KWB to blog, Jessenia,who has been blogging her heart out at Your Blood is My Blood. Jae has become a Voice for the Adoptee, “ I am an adoptee born in Manhattan, NY. I write to inspire and speak for the unspoken; I am the "The Voice of the Adoptees".From her womb to the streets, from the jail cell to the college classrooms, I have come to a point in my life where I have to stop running and face the meaning of my life. I am searching for answers. Join me on my journey as I search for my way back home. I speak the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me God. Amen.
She speaks especially for those in Domestic adoptions in the United States but we of the Korean Adoptee and other International Adoptees, even Korean Diaspora living in many countries can RELATE to many of the similar issues. She looks at the hard issues of This Thing of Ours-Adoption from many angles. Check out her blog, for a Fresh Young outlook. She Rocks and still inspires the KWB.