It’s been a week of anniversaries and memories, both newly made and those remembered. In this week’s blog post, I remembered the history of my search for my birth parents, including the roadblocks, disappointments, and more.[Read more…] about January 22
Searching for Parents Who Share My DNA
My birth parents’ search didn’t begin with a DNA test; they didn’t exist yet. Instead, my quest started with the man who had adopted me.
This is the third essay in a series on this adoptee voice. You’ll find the first essay here.[Read more…] about Searching for Parents Who Share My DNA
It’s snowing as I write this, and it sure is beautiful. Watching the large flakes falling softly onto one another brings back memories of winters on the farm.[Read more…] about January 15
Alone on the Outside Even With a Best Friend
As I struggled to fit in, I remained outside. Feeling alone and not understanding why. Attaching to a best friend worked, but groups made me feel like I didn’t belong.
And it’s always been this way.
This essay is the second in a series on this adoptee voice. You’ll find the first essay here.[Read more…] about Alone on the Outside Even With a Best Friend
When we know better, we can do better.
So let’s start at the beginning. I am grateful adoption exists.[Read more…] about January 10
As we entered this first week of 2021, I started by posting a new piece on this adoptee voice on my blog and organizing my son’s bedroom. It was then that a deep sadness engulfted me. Realizing that my son hasn’t slept in this house in a year triggered me.
And before I knew it, I was sobbing.[Read more…] about January 8