- I think that if I ask your opinion or view on a topic, I'm very grateful when you share. I also think that although I may ultimately make a different choice on that topic, it doesn't mean I'm dismissing your views as worthless, false or unimportant. In fact, they may have been a large piece of my decision making process. We ask opinions and views in an effort to incorporate others views into our own- not to obliterate our own perspective- to expand it.
-I think that presenting your self as an undisputed authority on international adoption, simply on the basis that you yourself were adopted and have adopted, is tantamount to me saying "Of course I'm not racist. My son is black." There are more pieces to these puzzles. It may make you the expert on YOUR adoption experience. Not other families. My singular experience, doesn't qualify me as indisputable.
-I think that online forums can be a source of great support, substance, self inspection and friendship.