Ladies of the Round Table

November 25, 2014

Biological Privilege

Filed under: Uncategorized — J @ 3:51 pm

This SO helpful and true….

SJW - Stuck in the Middle

Biological privilege is something akin to white privilege, but people rarely think or talk about it.  I mean, why would anyone think about the comfort that you have in knowing where your DNA comes from?  Why would anyone think twice about things like the importance of mirroring or genetic ties or knowing that ovarian cancer runs in your family?  That’s biological privilege.

It’s something that adoptees do not have.  It doesn’t just end with adoptees.  There are plenty of kids who are being raised by a single parent who have a question mark in the place of the absentee parent.  However, even in those cases, there is stills something biological to anchor them.

Adoptees are often asked questions like “why do you want to search?”  or “why don’t  you want to search?”  Just the fact that there are people out there biologically related to us – whether we want to…

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