Hey, let’s be careful out there.Â – Sgt Phil Esterhause, Hill Street Blues
Adoption Mosaic has a short post up about a person that was essentially an imposter. Commentor on Adoption Mosaic was commenting as one type of person when in fact they were another. Read the Adoption Mosaic post here.
This sadly happens more than weÂ know.
I know a first mom that impersonated an adoptive mom so she could infiltrate and wreak havoc on an adoptive mom board. I also know a first mom who impersonated an adoptee so she could infiltrate her daughters private spaces and “friend” her as an adoptee when in fact she was the daughters own mother.
I ceased contact with both these individuals once I learned of their behavior. Neither one of them had any remorse over their behavior and even went so far as to suggest I was a bit too much of an honesty prude by stating my objections to their tactics. Okay, wait, what?
My point is sharing this Adoption Mosaic post is to caution others.Â The internet can be a crazy scary place and people are not always what they seem.
Finally, I can add that I am indeed who I say I am (many of you have met my personally) and my story is entirely true.Â However, I do hold back an awful lot of the story to protect myself, my daughter, her father and my loved ones.Â
Be careful out there.