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Authentic Adoption Symbol Greeting Card

Authentic Adoption Symbol Greeting Card

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"Authentic Adoption Symbol" Greeting Card: Each item becomes a bold and unique statement, and every true-to-life greeting card tells a story.

The current adoption symbol with a triangle and a heart does not accurately portray the adoption experience from an adoptee's lens. Anytime I see it, I cringe because nothing is equal about others making a choice for us that we had no part in. Before love, we experience life-altering trauma, loss, and pain first, and it must be acknowledged. It's the fairy tale version of adoption, so I created a more authentic version of the adoption symbol. I hope you appreciate it as much as I do.

Front of Card: " ADOPTION - 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."

Inside Card: "BLANK."

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 cards were designed and created by Pamela A. Karanova @pamelakaranova.

Take Note: This is the very first greeting card line that is designed and created specifically for adoptees, LDAs, NPEs, DNA surprises, search angels, and donor-conceived individuals by an adoptee. Can't find a true-to-life greeting card that fits your experience?

If you want a customized greeting card created precisely for your situation, I will design something specific for you! Please reach out for prices and guidelines on submitting your request on the contact page.

Disclaimer: The Real Adoptea Moxie True-to-Life Greeting Card 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.

• Material: 14.77 oz/yd² (350 g/m²) paperboard
• Sizes: Small: 4″ × 6″ (101 × 152 mm)
• Product weight: Small: 0.39 oz (11 g)
• Toner-based printing
• Vibrant colors
• Comes with a complimentary envelope
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