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This song is dedicated to all “fake adoptees” – adoption professionals and adoptive parents who continue to speak on behalf of adult adoptees

I think adoption professionals and adoptive parents who continue to speak on behalf of adult adoptees are douchey.  Yes.  I said douchey.  At any rate, I dedicate this fab tune by Jared Rehberg to those whom I like to call “fake adoptees.”

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Invisible – Jared Rehberg

Lyrics for “Invisible”

How am I different?
Are we really all the same?
Have you walked in my shoes?
Have you ever felt my pain?

We can make things better
Less painful and fair
I acknowledge your pain
But I question if you care

I’m searching for my past
For my own identity
They said “what’s best for the child”
Don’t abandon me

I’m not invisible I’m right here
I’m not a child; you don’t have to speak for me
I will be counted, you can count on me
I will be here, are you listening to me
To me…

I don’t want to hear somebody try and tell you how I feel
They call us “angry” every time we disagree
I can tell you where it hurts I can tell you what’s wrong
We’re all grown up it’s been hard moving on

Don’t try and compare me
Or tell me how to feel
It’s not about you,
It’s about me

I turn on the TV and they talk about me
They talk about my future and how I might feel
Why don’t they ask me I’m right here?

I’m not invisible I’m right here
I’m not a child; you don’t have to speak for me
I will be counted, you can count on me
I will be here, are you listening to me
To me…

I’m grateful for your love and the support that you gave
Sometimes I lied when I told you “I’m ok”
Are we really angry?
Do they refuse to understand?
This is my perspective
The future is in my hands

I’m searching for my past
For my own identity
They said “what’s best for the child”
Don’t abandon me

6 Comments on This song is dedicated to all “fake adoptees” – adoption professionals and adoptive parents who continue to speak on behalf of adult adoptees

  1. Everyone who was adopted is an adoptee.We are all at different stages on that long journey. If we can’t have compassion for our own we can’t expect others to show us compassion can we?

    • eegoodlife, I think there’s a misunderstanding. I’m not even clos to calling other adoptees “fake adoptees.” I”m prodding (non-adoptee) professionals who talk for us all of the time. Does that make sense?

  2. Love it! I am tired of “fake” adoptees telling me all about how their cousin, neighbor, or hairdresser who’s adopted feels. Or how I feel, or I shouldn’t feel. Because they have no clue. I agree. Just because you know an adoptee, it doesn’t make you one! We may all have different experiences, but no one needs to speak FOR us. Or assume that we all feel the same.

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