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Authentic Adoption Symbol Front & Back Limited Edition Unisex Hoodie

Authentic Adoption Symbol Front & Back Limited Edition Unisex Hoodie

Regular price $65.21 USD
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Introducing the Authentic Adoption Symbol Front & Back Hoodie:

Each piece of clothing becomes a bold and unique statement, and every item tells a story.

"An authentic version of the adoption symbol est. in 2024 by adoptee Pamela A. Karanova. The top point of the triangle equates our adoptive and biological families coming together to make this choice for us. The bottom of the triangle is non-existent because the adoptee's voice has sadly been invisible and silenced, and we didn't sign any contracts. The heart is broken, which resembles the loss of our biological connections, ethnicity, relationships, missing resources, medical history, missing memories, sense of self, separation trauma, and adoption trauma. The bleeding heart represents our truth being hijacked and being gaslit to be grateful for the most significant loss of our lives, our biological histories, and our families. The dripping blood represents the grief and loss process that is a lifelong journey. The hole in the heart is a representation of the void (or hole) that adoption creates in our lives and our hearts from so much lost, never to be."

Fun fact: Why is all the emporium merchandise a dollar amount and 21 cents? I was twenty-one years old when I found and met my birth mother. It was the best day of my life and a symbolic experience in my adoption journey. Sadly, I met her once, and she shut me out forever. The best day of my life was the worst because I never heard from her again.

Twenty-one years of agony passed, hoping she would change her mind. But she never did. Surviving this abandonment and rejection has been one of the most harrowing experiences of my life, but I made it. At one point, I was convinced I would die from a broken heart, but today, my heart is healed, and I feel whole. I am here to share my story and let other adoptees know they aren't alone and their feelings are normal for a not-normal situation. Nothing is normal about being separated from our biological parents at the beginning of life.

*A portion of all proceeds will go directly to Adoptees Connect, Inc. to help fund our DNA KIT COMMIT Program. Visit to learn more!

All adoptee merchandise designed and created by Pamela A. Karanova | Adoptee | @pamelakaranova

Disclaimer: The Real Adoptea Moxie Authentic Adoption Symbol line is protected by copyright laws. Any unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or modification of the content shared on this website without the explicit written consent of the copyright holder is strictly prohibited. This includes both personal and commercial use. All rights reserved. Thank you for respecting the creative work of Pamela A. Karanova and ensuring its rightful protection.

• 50% pre-shrunk cotton, 50% polyester
• Fabric weight: 8.0 oz/yd² (271.25 g/m²)
• Air-jet spun yarn with a soft feel and reduced pilling
• Double-lined hood with matching drawcord
• Quarter-turned body to avoid crease down the middle
• 1 × 1 athletic rib-knit cuffs and waistband with spandex
• Front pouch pocket
• Double-needle stitched collar, shoulders, armholes, cuffs, and hem
• Blank product sourced from Bangladesh, Nicaragua, Honduras or El Salvador
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