Hashtag

I am more than just a hashtag.

I am more than a cute photo on a website or a pamphlet.

I’m more than a photo in a profile.

#adoptable

I am more than the possibilities for your family. I am more than cute onesies and hats.
I am more than how full your quiver will look and how cute I will make your family portraits.

#quiverfull #gotchaday I am more than the laughter and the joy that I will bring your family.

I am a soul embodied in flesh.

I am the child of past generations whose history I carry in my skin and bones.

It’s their blood pulsing through my veins no matter…

No matter if you change my name or my culture…

#adoptionisbeauitful

No matter how many hashtags you assign to this photo of us.

No matter how open my adoption is… I am more than just a marketing tool.

#adoptionrocks

Adoption left me with less.

Adoption left my parents with less. Even in reunification.

More family, more love doesn’t graft over the primal wound.

#adoptionsaveslives

Love is not self-seeking they say.

What is love if we only love ourselves.

Yet I’m the one who comes last in my own story.

I bury my pain as my parents carry the mantles of hero and savior.

#supermanwasadopted
I am more than a hashtag.
I am more than the baby with the big chubby cheeks. I am more than story of what you saved or rescued me from.

I am the child and I grew up.

Yet you still silence my voice with a hashtag.
#adoptionislove

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