I recently discovered this family and just saw that it is on FJ, so thought I'd join the chat.
I agree with most of the opinions on here. First of all, the names are just 🤢. Actually most of them would be pretty acceptable if it wasn't for the ridiculous spellings and the weird, random capital letters in the middle of the name - is that even legal? 🤔
Regarding changing their names after adoption, I guess people have different viewpoints. Personally I think if the child is old enough to know their name, they should at least be able to choose if they want to change it. It is a part of their identity in some way. Also, since they were fostered for some time before the adoption, I'm guessing they were calling them by their original names? It is a little strange to suddenly have a completely different name after adoption.
I'm guessing their channel is catered to a younger audience (teen/pre-teen) based on the click-bait titles, cringey, over-top enthusiasm and patronising voices. Its just too much for me 🤢
Apart from the typical YT family channel exploitation of minors, there's not really much to snark on 🤔. They obviously have the financial resources to take care of all these children instead of cramming them all in one room and feeding them sub-standard canned junk. The children seem genuinely happy and well cared for. I like that they actually get to go to school and interact with other children their age. The parents also seem to encourage them to develop their interests, which seems to be rare in the fundie world. One of the boys (Luke) is interested in theatre and dance and Delaynee? I think is a more 'tomboy', sporty type. They are both encouraged to participate in activities which are associated with the opposite gender - another rarity in the fundie world.
Someone mentioned that they shouldn't be allowed to adopt so many when they already have a lot of biological children. I personally think that there shouldnt be a limit as long as they are able to adequately provide for them. Plus, they adopted a rather large sibling group, which had a very low chance of being adopted. They would have either been separated or stuck in the foster care system permanently.
There may be more going on in the background which we don't see, but compared to some of the families discussed on this site, the seem like parents of the year 😅
Sorry for the essay 😬
On 7/5/2020 at 5:52 PM, clueliss said:
Bridger’s adoption story posted Friday
something Russian that begins with K Vladimir Alexandrovich. His New middle name is Alexander. He likes having two names. I like that his patronymic is his middle name now.
I was a bit confused by Bridger's name. I'm pretty sure that Kuzotzskin is actually a surname, not a given name. His actual name was probably Vladimir (given name), Aleksandrovich (Patronymic name) Kuzotzskin (surname). I'm just confused why it was given in that order 🤔. Maybe he remembers being called by his surname, rather than his given name?It would be a little bit worrying that they don't know what his name was.