Quote – Reminded Me of Adoption

“Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” – The Crucible,   Arthur Miller

2 Thoughts.

  1. Amazing how often you come across quotes like this outside of adoption. Equally amazing how so many people dismiss what they say when adoption enters the mix.

    This immediately brought to mind the Tom Atwood comment in Jean Strauss’s “For the Records” about adoptive families being “sufficient” or some such word to provide an adopted person with identity. Makes me tired, among other things.

  2. “I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”

    This is my feeling about leaving my son’s name off of the OBC. At least I assume that they did, as I do not have a copy of it. All the paperwork that I received afterward referred to my son as “Baby Boy”

    I had one thing to give him ~ and they took it away.

    This is a great quote ~ applies in several ways towards adoption.

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