Thursday, January 26, 2012

A glance.

For my blog I decided to choose the topic of adoption.  More specifically I chose to do the psychological and emotional effects of being adopted.  I'm adopted and like most children who are have faced a bunch of different trials and have finally found myself where I am today.  I have two great siblings who are both also adopted.  I was adopted from birth whereas my sister came when she was 4 and my brother when he was 2.  Most people may think that being adopted is awesome and wonderful and don't get me wrong, I do to yet there's a lot more then what meets the eye.  I'm hoping that by researching this topic it will allow me to look into my own life as well as my siblings and maybe figure out why things are the way they are today.  What issues from the first couple years of my sisters life are now coming in to play when she's a teenager?  How are the problems my brother faces daily related to the fact that his birthparents lived on the streets for the first two years of his life?

I already know a great deal about the emotional and psychological issues that come with adoption due to the fact that I've lived it and am living it every day with my family.  It's a topic close to my heart and I'm hoping by digging deeper and actually researching it will give me insight as to how to help my siblings.  My blog is open to whoever would like to know more, as well as anyone who's adopted and their families.  If you're looking to adopt in the future it might also be good to know about what dilemmas may come into play later in life.

I hope that this will give you a look into my own life as well as provide you with useful information about adoption and the positive and negative sides of it. :)

Oh, and my blog title has nothing to do with what I'm writing about, I just love Jesus.

1 comment:

  1. I think this is a great topic, and I hope that it does help you understand the dynamics of your own family to an even greater extent. I'm glad that you've narrowed the scope down to talking about emotional and psychological affects of adoption since it's a broad topic. Even including the affects on the schooling of a child would make the scope of the project too large for your blog.

    One part of the topic that I would like to see you clarify is your audience. While I think both adopted children and their families AND prospective adoptive parents could both benefit from the same body of information, I would like to see you select one of those groups as the primary audience. I think if you're writing to adopted children and their families, you might wind up focusing on addressing some of the negative affects of adoption. However, if you're writing to prospective adoptive parents, you might spend more time talking about the prevalence of these affects and the primary factors that build into them, so those parents can enter into the adoption with a greater knowledge of what to expect. Just clarify who your primary audience is at the beginning of phase 3's post.

    I'm definitely interested to see what you learn, and I'm interested to see your reactions to your research sources since you have a framework of experience through which you are reading the sources.