#NationalAdoptionAwareness Month. V is for #Vulnerable
“The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty…” – National Association of Social Workers: Code of Ethics Preamble
Before getting into the social work field, I knew that I had a duty to give back to the adoption community by educating individuals on what adoption looks like through the eyes of a birth-mother. I had been wanting to participate in a daily posting project during the month of November in the past, but I have always been swamped with reading assignments, writing term papers and studying for final exams. This is the first year that I have been able to participate and I have enjoyed addressing each topic, even if it was difficult to write. I knew that I wanted to address some of the difficult issues of adoption from a birth mother perspective. Insecure thoughts of, “Would people be annoyed that I am posting long emotional posts every day? Would I be judged by individuals who didn’t know this part of my life? Would I get messages asking me to not post these?” popped up in my head with the thought of doing a daily post. I though, have received many messages from individuals thanking me for being vulnerable and that they have learned a lot over the past month. The messages were confirmation that the hard topics were needed to be addressed and thought about. Technically there are 5 more days left of the daily postings, but I will be continuing the postings through the end of the month by posting things that I didn’t get to talk about earlier in the month.
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