Tag: adoption

unwanted : happy

unwanted : happy

As a child, I’d throw tantrums so epic, my mother started recording them on tapes for me to listen to..

Father’s Day From an Adoptee’s Perspective

Father’s Day From an Adoptee’s Perspective

  I’ll never forget the day I found my birth father’s name. I sat, stunned, staring at the letters, putting..

I Am A Secret

I Am A Secret

  There’s great power in secrets. They can oppress or free people. They can give us strength or strip it all..

How I Found My Birth Family, Part Two: No Stone Unturned

I’ve never been a fan of mysteries — no Nancy Drew or Murder, She Wrote for this girl. But at the..

Mother’s Day from an Adoptee’s Perspective

Mother’s Day from an Adoptee’s Perspective

  When a person is born blind, they know no other way. They don’t know the pain of having sight..

Life as a lyric

It was much like peeking through the lace of a sheer window curtain, barely moving in the late spring breeze,..

Mother, Mother

There are the words I don’t want to say. They are the things I do not want to talk about…

How I found my birth family: Part One

My story starts 38 years ago. I was born to a couple people who decided that for reasons known only..

My story is no longer my own

When there was no internet, my story was short: I was adopted as an infant and I am my parents’..

A letter unsent

You told me you loved me over and over, and I believed you. Never for a moment did I doubt..