Even if you're like me, and it's painfully obvious from your appearance and inherited issues that your parents are your biological parents, you've probably asked yourself at some point in your life "wait, what if I'm adopted?"
Now adoption is a great thing. I have nothing but respect for people who want to save a child from a parentless life in the system. I think it should be easier or at least more accessible for adoption to happen. Of course, you want to ensure children are going to loving homes with people who can afford to raise them. Still, with well over 400,000 children in foster care and plenty more coming, thanks to fascists with pea-brains spewing their controlling hatred, we as a society should be doing all we can to ensure as many adoptions as possible happen.
That being said, as you're about to see, some issues can arise from the adoption process.
So last night, while I was pulled over waiting for my next ubah ride, I came across this troubling story about adoption on Twitter. It's honestly a fucking nightmare and something that seems mathematically impossible. Why don't you just read the tweets and watch the video? Then we'll dive in.
A brother and sister who were put up for adoption ended up meeting later in life, falling in love, and maintaining a relationship for six years. Major Oedipus Rex vibes; if you took 10th grade English, you know how that story ends.
Now, as someone with a sister, I don't want you to get it twisted. The idea of this happening to me is fucking repulsive and grounds to unalive yourself, but there's a significant difference between Alabama incest and what took place here.
This unfortunate situation seems improbable, but I guess if people adopted the kids in the same city/town or even state, the odds increase. For their sake, I hope the test results were somehow incorrect, but based on the story, I wouldn't count on it. The only question is, what do you do now? According the video the guy doesn't even know yet which is crazy in itself. Like they've probably at least kissed since the girl found out. I think that's where it's gets messy. The girl has to tell him before this goes any further. I feel like it makes it so much worse if she knows and he has no idea.
Of course, it's easy to be like, you end it. You end it immediately, but think about these poor people. They're in love and built a life together under the fair assumption that they weren't blood relatives with the same parents. Of course, that's a disgusting proposition if you know about it going in, but these people are victims of a heinous act of not disclosing information.
I've never been adopted or adopted a child, so I don't know all the emotions that go into whether or not you tell the kid that you're not their biological parent. Obviously, in some situations, you don't need to, but I'm sure finding out you were adopted can fuck someone up mentally. Now imagine learning that and also that you've gone down on your sibling thousands of times.
What I'm about to say grosses me out, but I feel like they should stay together if they're actually in love. They already said they don't want kids and apart from the whole fucking your sibling part, reproducing an inbred monster has to be the worst possible thing that could happen from this relationship. It's fucking gross (both literally and figuratively), don't get me wrong, but you're not hurting anybody.
As I see it, you already did stuff with your sibling that cannot be undone.
Breaking up now isn't gonna change the past. You already crossed the Rubicon. Six years is not some blip on the radar either. Thats a major part of your life, 1/5 for the girl and nearly 19% for the guy. Again, please do not get it twisted, I am anti-incest AF. You could call my take hypocritical since I'm quick to judge willing incestual relationships, but this is just a disgustingly, tragic story. A breakup would just be salt in the wound. But if they decided they can't do this anymore for the obvious reasons, I think that's a more than fair solution as well.
I haven't written a lot lately, but when I saw this story I knew I had to get behind the keyboard. It's so fucked up, but if you take a step back it really turns into a fascinating dilemma. It's sad. I feel badly for them. Also, I get if they don't wanna publicly admit it, but I need to see a picture of this couple/siblings. How close did they look alike? Cause people look alike all the time. I'm a white dude with brown hair and brown eyes. There are literally millions of people who sorta look like me that I'd love to have sex with that could also theoretically be my sister. Again, I'd never fuck my sister. First off, she's married. Secondly SHE'S MY SISTER. But the point is there are millions of couples that sort of look alike and nobody thinks twice about the possibility of being related.
To paraphrase the man my last blog was about, Chris Rock, should it be socially acceptable for people to fuck their sibling? "Not really," but there's one exception and this situation is it.
What do you think? Sound off in the comments!
This is the first time I've ever encountered "Two Hot Takes" podcast but these people suck and have no empathy. The host being like well my dad's in the audience totally doesn't get it. At least one person up there was like you can't just unlove someone in an instant. The crowd fucking sucks too.