Adoption strips this system, leaving behind only a trail of broken fragments and loose ends.
I identified Santa as a big and powerful person that could easily take me away from my new family.
I hope that there will be more acknowledgement of trauma and emotional confusion that is so prevalent among adoptees. I hope it shows that children have a lot more insight than may be perceived.
Adoption is hard. Regardless of age, there is trauma, the two go hand in hand. No child comes as a blank slate.