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Angela Tucker's Adoptee Manifesto comes to Italy - Il manifesto di un*adottiv*

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When  we shared this awesome   post ,  it was November.  At last, the time has come:  The Italian Manifesto for all Italian Adoptees is here! In 2020 Angela Tucker , the leading Adoptee Voice in the USA launched her Adoptee Manifesto .   During the year I've reached out and asked for her collaboration to realize the first AdoptCloud Project: a translated version of the #adopteemanifesto in Italian . Il manifesto di un* adottiv* Ph. credit: Angela Tucker, Design: Alissa Edel (Translation in Italian by Alessia Petrolito) Open and agender, the manifests reunite adoptee's legitimate rights and desires at once. Beyond grouping, this is about building inner peace and a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves. As adoptees, we can gain a voice and a community. Angela's work does it for the USA, and I hope that this will help more & more Italian adoptees to gain awareness -  we are not just a story, our story, but we are who we are! I'm deeply grateful to A

#Meet the Cloud - Aroti Shrimati Bertelli

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Welcome to the Meet the Cloud post series - a collection of posts featuring the Italian partners’ voice: constitution, members, goals, collaborations and successful activities. Today we present Blogger and Live-streamer Aroti Shrimati Bertelli , 35 years old, adopted from India at nine years old. "Hello, I'm Aroti. To my name was added a vowel, an  "O", and I have many birth dates on my records. That added "O" was too much for my life and resulted in my journey back to my origins in 2016. The journey was extremely fundamental to understand who I am, get in touch with my fragmented identity, make it tangible, free my roots from too much "Italianness", and rediscover their Indianness. Retracing the path, the places that - because of others and their haste brought me here, in Italy - I had to leave unknowingly, without saying goodbye. I took back that time, that inner space to make order inside my past, messed up by others. TAKE TIME TO DECONSTRUC

#Meet the Cloud - F.A. e G.N.

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Welcome to the Meet the cloud post series - a collection of posts featuring the Italian partners’ voice : constitution, members, goals, collaborations and successful activities. Today we present Italian adoption cloudpartner - F.A. e G.N. The Association F.A. e G.N. stands for Figli Adottivi e Genitori Naturali (Adoptive Children and Natural Parents) it is the first Association in Italy of adult adopted, founded by Luisa Di Fiore, John Pierre Campitelli, and Monica Rossi . It is based in Rome but is located throughout the country and is in contact with similar associations in other parts of the world (Greece / France / United States / Holland / Spain / South Korea and India). Born as a natural evolution of the virtual community dedicated to this theme, FAeGN was founded in June 2000. Today, the Association can count over 3,000 associates and is engaged to: - Offer assistance , moral and informational help, to birth parents whose child has been taken away and given up for adoption.

Meet The CLoud

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  WE MADE IT! After a long break - here I present you the CLOUD! Represented below, you can see the partners of the Adoption Cloud Project , for those who don't know there's a social cloud growing up in Italy with very much appreciated international partners. In the following months, I will focus the blog posts on presenting our Italian members - associations and their advocates, personalities and projects. Please welcome the Meet the CLoud post series - a collection of articles featuring the Italian partners’ voice: you will read about their constitution, stories, goals, collaborations and successful activities. Get ready, check out the cloud below. Adoption Cloud's Partners Arp / Speaks AtCLoud  -  Alessia Petrolito  / More on  ResearchGate © AdoptCloud 2020. Creative Commons  (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License)

Ethical Storytelling - Sign the Pledge

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If you haven't heard about it yet, you should definitely check out the fantastic project  Ethical Storytelling ? Angela Tucker ( The Adopted Life Blog ) was one of the first adoptees to sign for it! Ethical Storytelling   is a community of non-profit and practitioners & storytellers learning how to integrate a new standard of storytelling.  To know more about this project and to learn how to tell stories with an ethic  visit the  website . As adoptees, we can benefit from this kind of approach, our stories deserve to be  truthfully and dignifiedly  told - spread the word. SIGN THE PLEDGE (available in  Ita  and  Eng ) Arp / Speaks AtCLoud   -  Alessia Petrolito

The Great Coalition!

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Rainbow, Coalition, Mushroom, Cloud ( https://bit.ly/3egywAl ) So proud to be featured in this massive outstanding project "Adoptee Voices / Perspective Papers" compiled by Lynnelle Long, Founder of InterCountry Adoptee Voices (ICAV) , and for which so many adoptees, professionals and activists, have joined voices and forces. I was asked to respond to  "Illicit Adoption Responses from Lived Experience" for the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH)  Working Group. In the paper, you will find responses by three other Italian professionals and entrepreneurs - Dr.ssa Margarita S. Assettati and John Pierre Battersby Campitelli and Kim Soo-bok Cimaschi. Past meetings details can be found on the HCCH's Website . Thank you, Lynelle and ICAV, for this opportunity. Arp / Speaks AtCLoud  -  Alessia Petrolito

Let's Group Up - Pluralism is Richness

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What is diversity? What is inclusion? Should not be pluralism the next step...? When one cannot team up at least should cooperate! Instead of been let opinions separate us, let's try to 'win' by building a collective good - Let's help ourselves and others to create new contents, meanings and collaboration! Try to think about Adoption from the game point of view, the theory - as in and picture - says we have pawns and multiple colours... we are players, active and in control; we can group and divide - but can anybody say there no space for anyone?   Game is about fun cooperation and pluralism ( https://bit.ly/2TGWr4t ) Arp / Speaks AtCLoud  -  Alessia Petrolito  / More on  ResearchGate