Thursday, January 15, 2009

Rise up, Fellow Graftlings!

Leave your identity behind!

Discard your origins and ancestry.

Much like the the branch, oozing sap, is grafted onto the living tree - so are you grafted to your adoptive family.

But yanno, asexual propagation does leave an odd mark behind. I'm just sayin'.

Grafting on to the family tree
Humboldt Beacon
Posted: 01/15/2009 08:51:12 AM PST

Dear Editor,

While I appreciate Ms. Rigge's courage in coming forward with some of the challenges she has faced as an adoptee, I must take issue with regards to what she states with regards to her child's ancestry.

As the parent of four children that were brought into our family through the miracle of adoption, we have had to deal with similar issues; our oldest two kids have had to create their family tree as well.

Both of them had questions about their roots as it pertained to their adoptive familiy, and I explained to them that they were grafted onto the family tree, and like a branch that is grafted onto a living tree, it is just as much a part of the tree as one that had grown naturally.

My kids are not "bastards,” nor are they part of any "Bastard Nation" and while I sympathize with Ms. Rigge's plight, I strongly resent such implications. Adoption is a different journey to the same destination, a child united with parents as a family.


7 complaints from ingrates:

sume January 15, 2009 at 5:42 PM  

Somebody doesn't listen very well, which isn't surprising from someone who still uses sugary phrases like "miracle of adoption".

This definition is interesting:

a. Material, especially living tissue or an organ, surgically attached to or inserted into a bodily part to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect.

Mia January 15, 2009 at 5:54 PM  

I'm so glad I didn't read this after dinner.

If you find you have been grafted onto a tree of the nut variety can you ungraft yourself later on down the line? I am asking for personal reasons.

Ungrateful Little Bastard January 15, 2009 at 7:40 PM  

No you may not degraft yourself Mia, how could you have such ungraftful thoughts?

Anyway, read definition (a.) above.

It's perfect Sume.

It's the perfect description of that defectively damaged mind frame.

Insert one adoptee.

Third Mom January 15, 2009 at 9:02 PM  

Barf.

Not your post, the letter.

Sang-Shil January 15, 2009 at 10:06 PM  

Yup, and throw the rest of the old tree into the chipper.

Ungrateful Little Bastard January 15, 2009 at 10:22 PM  

I am dismayed at the anti-agriculture sentiments being expressed here!

Jade January 17, 2009 at 12:13 PM  

wtf Indeed! i'm pretty sure when they stole my baby it WASNT a miracle..and covering their lies and deeds are now called grafting?
i think we should graft her brain to one that has some MORALS..what a terrible thing to do to trees. cut one branch off and attach it to another. is that even possible? poor trees...

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