There’s a difference between being anti-adoptive-parent and anti-narcissistic-exploitive-commodifying-culturally-out-of-touch-adoptive-parent.
The Land of Gazillion Adoptees Facebook and Twitter admins have been going to town on Tina Traster in the last few days. All snark aside (a hallmark of LGA FB and Twitter), we fundamentally believe that Tina Traster is unethically using her daughter to advance her career. Tina’s narcissistic drive/need/desire for attention and her actions to paint herself as a victim and her daughter as some sort of monster are bordering on mental and emotional child abuse. What type of adoptive parent, or any type of parent, says this about her own daughter, whom she CHOSE to bring into her life, publicly in books, magazines, and television?
“If I had been asked to describe Julia, this is the list I would have come up with independently. The child is ‘superficially charming and engaging, particularly among strangers she feels she can manipulate.'” (source)
Because of our statements made…
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