One of the many defining things that BJ was —
And we all know
— those of us who are adopted ones —
that the world infantilizes us and constantly
refers to us as ‘adopted children’
Even when we are 30, 40, 50, 70 and on.
BJ was “an adopted child” and it is fitting that she be referred to that way,
because she kept a clear and present focus on children,
on children’s issues, and on children’s literature.
I met BJ in 1975.
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "Adoption." (Viewed on April 30, 2017) <https://jwa.org/tags/adoption>.