The stories in our minds may or may not be real, but they are influential regardless of the truth behind them. Often, when we can’t explain someone else’s behavior, we tell ourselves a story about what did or didn’t happen.[Read more…] about The Stories We Tell Ourselves
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
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
This essay is the first in a series, as I share the journey of locating the missing links in my adoptee life. If you are an adult adoptee or have one in your life, this is for you. xoxo[Read more…] about Missing Links and the Adoptee’s Voice
2020 is almost behind us, yet the memories of this unforgettable year will stay with us forever. Through the chaos, I hope we’ve learned to be kinder and more patient with ourselves and others. More thoughtful and more forgiving.[Read more…] about December 31