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Magazine for adult adoptees raises issues of alienation, racism and loss -
When many people think of adoption, they tend to focus on the adoptive parents and the baby they bring home. But less attention is paid to what becomes of those babies. Starting Monday, a new online magazine called Gazillion Voices aims to provide a voice for adult adoptees around the country.
All three adoptees bristle at a frequently asked question: Are they for or against adoption?
"We kind of hate it, because it puts us in this binary that erases a lot of these complexities," Gibney said. “The reality is that we are here."
Vollmers insists that “Gazillion Voices” is pro-adoptee. Many adoptees think they have had good experiences, he said, and the magazine will have a place for them.
"It is very complex, adoption is," he said. “To break it down to into pro-adoption and anti-adoption is a disingenuous conversation. It doesn’t allow for broader conversations. I’ve been labeled as anti-adoption, which is completely false.
"But that does not mean I can’t look at, for example, South Korea, where I’m from, and say there is a problem when single women who actually want to keep their kids cannot do that because of societal pressures and familial pressures."
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