- It was the right thing to do. Sure, I didn’t technically “have” to do it, but I did it anyway. Love it or hate it, it is what it is. I still stand by my original message: Adoptees matter and parents involved in an adoption need to be ever mindful of their language.
- Jessalynn and I have been in communication privately. That’s all that needs to be said about that.
- The original post and all of the comments remain in its entirety. I have no plans of deleting or editing it. However, it is not available for public consumption. As I told Jessalynn, “Our words must stand or fall of their own accord. What unfolded in the comments section of that blog post is an important part of the record. What I said in the original post is an important part of the record, even if I did handle it like a bull in a china shop.”
As stated in my last post to Jessalynn, this is not about any one “winning.” My apology to her does not mean she wins, her changing her profile does not mean I win. It isn’t a contest, it is about doing what is right for all of our children.
Linda, Kara, Christina, Joy, Jenn, Amanda, Liz, Emily, Whit, Melanie, Laura, Julie, Von, Jeff, Jennifer, and all of the other adoptees who have been so fierce with the truth: Thank you for teaching me what is right.