© Transracial Abductees
We think this word sucks, but we like it better than interracial, interethnic, international, or intercultural. We chose transracial because 1) we think it will help people who are thinking about the racial politics of abduction find this website, 2) "trans" can describe a crossing or transfer from one racial setting to another, and 3) "trans" can be used to talk about a crossing or transfer between groups with unequal status and power. We don't like transracial because it doesn't explicitly suggest racism. What we'd like to say is transracist, but then people probably wouldn't find us.
Abduction is the word we like better than adoption. "Adoption" conceals the unequal power between abductors and abductees, and in the abduction industry in general.
Who Can Be An Abductor?
White people, white governments, the abduction industry.
Why Talk About This?
It's important to talk about this because nothing else we've seen out there is politicized in this way. Transracial abduction is secretive, silencing, and abusive, and it's really hard for transracial abductees to speak out against this racist system of forced assimilation and brainwashing. We wanted to create a forum where abductees can talk about our experiences and share our analysis of them.
Disclaimer: We don't claim to know everything, or even one thing. This is just us talking about our experiences, and we realize that other abductees have different situations, experiences, feelings, etc. We don't claim to speak for everyone.