The Adopted Name's Meaning and It's Insignificance
When Infants are traded on the public market in the United States, the new owner of the adoptive product, the adoptive parents believe that they own the infant. The supporting facts in the ownership of a non-biological child who is not of legal age to self represent, the forced legal action and circumstances of adoption and finally the adoptive parent's legal possession of the child property.
To reduce the adoptive mother's anxiety, fear and possessiveness, the child's identity is legally destroyed, the child's past is erased and it is wrongly assumed that the child will have no problem, issue or memory of the abandonment, transition and through the legal transactions of adoption.
The Adopted Child's New Identity Represents:
The adoptive parents give the adopted child a new legal identity, and the Name represents the adoptive parents ownership. The Name represents the many expectations, wants, needs and demands.
The adoptive parent's plan Is that the adopted child will fulfill all of the adoptive parents needs and fill the hole of what the adoptive parent believes to be lacking, loneliness, missed opportunity, substitute for lack of friends, childhood injustices and the general emptiness that exists in her life. The adopted child can become all of these needed things that the adoptive parent feels they have missed out on. The adopted child can become their own fountain of youth, the elixir or tonic for the adoptive mother's depression and sadness, A cure for the middle age melancholia experienced by many people. The parent swallows their pride to endure the standard routines in the adoption process, with their eyes focused on the end result: a relief that will alleviate the parent's past experience of suffering and eliminate all future problems. Life will erupt into happiness and joy when armed with a child against the forces of nature. The child will solve the problems of the world, the problems in life can easily be faced thought the adopted parent. The unfortunate adopted children who are doomed from the start to failure. The saddling of an adopted child with such an enormous load of the adoptive parent's psychological burdens.
The adoptive parent's poisoning of the child's mind with unrealistic expectations that can never be fulfilled. Only the individual can attempt to fulfill one's self through education and change.
The manipulative abusive, and ignorant religious ideology, fuel the adoptive parent's materialism, arrogance and greed that comprise the bottomless void that they attempt to fulfill with an adopted child.